Superdrug and Mango in Cambridge and Norwich in one day
Cambridge Crown CourtAlexandru Stan, 30, used a jamming device to disable security systems at stores including Superdry and Zara while his accomplice Mihaela Scurtu, 21, walked out with clothes and other goods during a day of thieving in Cambridge and Norwich.Stan, who has a previous conviction for shoplifting, was jailed for eight months and former shop assistant Scurtu was given a six month sentence for conspiracy to steal, a crime which was described by the judge as and sophisticated pair were caught after shop security teams across Cambridge pledged to work closer together to tackle the growing menace of ray ban criminals, many of whom are Eastern Europeans living in London, coming to the city to steal.Sara Walker, prosecuting at Cambridge Crown Court, said security officers from Zara in St Andrew Street followed as she made her way from the store to the hire car, before police officers confronted her at about 5pm on October 9.They found worth of new and tagged clothes in the car as well as the ray ban she had just stolen from Zara, she added.Police looked at the footage of the pair stealing from the shop, when Scurtu is seen with a foil lined bag and her accomplice a short distance behind.Miss Walker added: at that point on the CCTV the male defendant had a jamming device that he was using to prevent the tags setting off the alarm system as the female defendant walked through. pair, who are from London, performed similar thefts in Superdry and Superdrug, both in Cambridge, and Mango and Next in Norwich.Jacob Edwards, mitigating for Scurtu, said she pleaded guilty early and had no previous convictions.Gemma Stokes, mitigating for Stan, said he an opportunity to make cash after being offer ray ban ed the chance to make money in a cafe, he admitted his guilt and argued the crime was particularly sophisticated claim was given short shrift by Judge Jonathan Haworth.He told the Romanian defendants: was planned, sophisticated shoplifting. You were using a hire car, working as a team, travelling from London where you live to Norwich and then to Cambridge on your way back.used an electronic jammer at the shop entrances, you had a foil lined bag, you were equipped for what you planned to do. added: l ray ban ight of the circumstances of this offending, I wouldn be doing my public duty if I did not order you to serve these sentences immediately. Read all about the local events, new jobs on offer and properties for sale as well as keeping up to date with local news stories. Cambridge City News allows you to keep up to date with breaking news stories and forthcoming events located within Cambridge. Our reporters attend Cambridge events, carry out interviews within the community and most importantly report on breaking news stories. Cambridge News also offers local news stories from the surrounding villages.
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