A WINDOW cleaner in his seventies has been charged burgling the same property twice.

David Silverman, 72, of Mallards, Shoebury, was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of burglary. It is alleged he burgled a property in Chalkwell Avenue, Westcliff, on May 6 and sometime between January 1 and January 9.

In both cases watches were taken. He has been released on bail to appear at Southend Magistrates on June 10.