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Thief jailed after flying to London for £30,000 crime spree stealing …

A crook from Chile flew into Britain and launched a £30,000 crime spree – stealing from fellow tourists.

Emilio Guerrero-Sepulveda, 63, travelled into the country with the sole intention of stealing cash and luggage.

He snatched loot including bags, cameras and purses during at least two trips to London.

In one theft alone he took £8,800 of items after snatching a camera bag from a man in Selfridges department store.

The callous crook also stole an 84-year-old woman’s purse from her mobility scooter while she was shopping.

But he’s now been jailed for three years and eight months for 11 counts of theft, after reams of CCTV caught him in the act.

Investigating officer PC Tom Blair, of the Aviation Policing Crime Squad, said: “Guerrero-Sepulveda is a prolific thief.

Guerrero-Supulveda caught on CCTV stealing a bag
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Moped robbery gang jailed after 100-victim crime spree

Media captionGeorge Osborne was one of the gang’s 103 victims

A moped gang that robbed more than 100 people, including an attempted robbery on former chancellor George Osborne, has been jailed.

Claude Parkinson, 18, and two boys aged 16 and 15, carried out the robberies over a five-day spree that “spiralled out of control”.

All three had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery.

A fourth unknown member used a hammer to intimidate victims in Camden, Westminster, Islington and Chelsea.

The gang were sentenced at Southwark Crown Court.

After they were arrested in May, police reported a 40% drop in moped-related robberies in Westminster.

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Read more at: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-41582001

Timaru teenager jailed for his part in ‘crime spree’

A teenager who helped steal cars, take tens of thousands of dollars worth of stock from a dairy and set a car on fire, ...

A teenager who helped steal cars, take tens of thousands of dollars worth of stock from a dairy and set a car on fire, has been jailed for 10 months.

A Timaru teenager who played a part in a crime spree involving multiple car thefts, arson, and stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of stock from a dairy, has been jailed for 10 months.

Seth Michael Taylor, 17, was imprisoned in the Timaru District Court on Thursday after pleading guilty to three charges of burglary, two charges of unlawfully taking a motor vehicle, one charge of arson and one of unlawfully getting into a motor vehicle.

Judge Joanna Maze said Taylor, along with two associates, committed some

Read more at: https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/97579877/Timaru-teenager-jailed-for-his-part-in-crime-spree

Timaru teenager jailed for his part in ‘crime spree’ | Stuff.co.nz

A teenager who helped steal cars, take tens of thousands of dollars worth of stock from a dairy and set a car on fire, ...

A teenager who helped steal cars, take tens of thousands of dollars worth of stock from a dairy and set a car on fire, has been jailed for 10 months.

A Timaru teenager who played a part in a crime spree involving multiple car thefts, arson, and stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of stock from a dairy, has been jailed for 10 months.

Seth Michael Taylor, 17, was imprisoned in the Timaru District Court on Thursday after pleading guilty to three charges of burglary, two charges of unlawfully taking a motor vehicle, one charge of arson and one of unlawfully getting into a motor vehicle.

Judge Joanna Maze said Taylor, along with two associates, committed some

Read more at: https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/97579877/timaru-teenager-jailed-for-his-part-in-crime-spree

Jailed: Two Leicester crooks went on crime spree of more than 50 burglaries in just three months

Two Leicester men have been jailed for a total of 13 years after committing a series of more than 50 burglaries across seven counties.

Lee Heane and Matthew Bryan were sentenced to seven years and six years respectively after the burglary spree over just three months.

The men were jailed at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday 15 September for the burglaries committed between last November and February.

Heane, 27, of Radford Drive, Braunstone, had pleaded guilty to 42 burglaries and Bryan to 15 burglaries, encompassing 27 offences in Staffordshire and a further 20 crimes across Suffolk, Norfolk, Kent, Hampshire and Sussex.

Heane also had another 10 offences taken into consideration in Cheshire and one in Suffolk and admitted being in possession of a firearm when prohibited for five years.

Bryan, 25, of Glenhills Boulevard, had an additional seven burglaries

Read more at: http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/jailed-two-leicester-crooks-went-501217

Jailed: Two Leicester crooks went on crime spree of more than 50 …

Two Leicester men have been jailed for a total of 13 years after committing a series of more than 50 burglaries across seven counties.

Lee Heane and Matthew Bryan were sentenced to seven years and six years respectively after the burglary spree over just three months.

The men were jailed at Ipswich Crown Court on Friday 15 September for the burglaries committed between last November and February.

Heane, 27, of Radford Drive, Braunstone, had pleaded guilty to 42 burglaries and Bryan to 15 burglaries, encompassing 27 offences in Staffordshire and a further 20 crimes across Suffolk, Norfolk, Kent, Hampshire and Sussex.

Heane also had another 10 offences taken into consideration in Cheshire and one in Suffolk and admitted being in possession of a firearm when prohibited for five years.

Bryan, 25, of Glenhills Boulevard, had an additional seven burglaries

Read more at: http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/jailed-two-leicester-crooks-went-501217

Sandwell burglar jailed for four-month crime spree | Express & Star

Sandwell criminal Simon Wilkinson committed a string of burglaries in the region between March and July.

The 42-year-old’s offending included snatching nine mobile phones from the group of youths at an Oldbury leisure centre. Wilkinson, of Coombe Hill, Cradley Heath, strolled into Portway Lifestyle Centre before stealing the phones, Sandwell Police confirmed.

The offence, which took place in March, saw the perpetrator target teenagers who had come together to watch a football match.

Officers revealed Wilkinson also managed to make off with a handbag when he returned to the leisure centre two months later. He entered the Newbury Lane venue before stealing a handbag from the staff room as he walked out.

Wilkinson was caught by police when officers seized CCTV footage from the leisure centre and linked the criminal to several other burglaries.

This included a burglary in Gorsty Hill Road, Rowley Regis – which was committed while he

Read more at: https://www.expressandstar.com/news/crime/2017/09/01/sandwell-burglar-jailed-for-four-month-crime-spree/

Mpumalanga killers jailed for 2014 crime spree

Cape Town – Four men who went on a crime spree which included the kidnapping, robbery and murder of two men in Mpumalanga in 2014, were on Monday sentenced by the Circuit of the Pretoria High Court sitting in Middelburg to lengthy jail terms.

According to a police statement on Monday, Thabang Elvis Nthako, 36, Samson Bhuti Makuwa, 25, George Maswanganyi, 27, and Bheki David Mokoena, 33, were sentenced for two separate incidents where they hijacked, abducted and murdered two men, Phillip Daniel Monkwe, and David Vusi Majola. They killed the victims by forcing them down an old mine shaft outside Middelburg, after robbing them of their motor vehicles and other belongings.

The High Court sentenced Nthako and Makuwa to 10 years on two counts of kidnapping, 24 years for two counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances, and two life terms for the two murders. The sentences will run

Read more at: https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/mpumalanga/mpumalanga-killers-jailed-for-2014-crime-spree-10975379

Bank robbery brother gang jailed for 50 years after violent crime spree

Five men have been jailed for 50 years after committing a string of crimes including high-powered vehicle thefts and a £15,000 bank robbery.

Among the men are three brothers who targeted homes, garages, shops and cash transit vehicles across the West Midlands and Staffordshire.

The video above shows the moment the criminals rampaged through a shop during the string of crimes.

Stafford Crown Court heard how brothers Thomas, Lee and Gavin Cotterill, along with two other men, Adam Cheshire and Jake Bilboe had used high performance vehicles to rob a security guard at Barclays, Cannock Road, Burntwood.

The men were wearing balaclavas when they used a circular saw to open a metal box and steal £15,000 on November 10, 2016.

Mr Recorder Michael Elsom, sentencing on Friday, told the men: “This was a series of robberies and burglaries

Read more at: http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/bank-robbery-brother-gang-jailed-13529844