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Birmingham clothing thieves jailed after being caught by CCTV
Couple stole designer clothing from shops throughout the country – caught by CCTV
A Birmingham couple have been jailed after being found guilty of stealing designer clothing worth more than £100,000 from stores across the country. They were eventually caught out by CCTV cameras after police began an investigation.
The couple stole items from shops all over the country, including Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes and Nottingham.
Inout Vasile, aged 35 and Mirela Vasile, 34, stole their most expensive item from Louis Vuitton in London – a dress priced at £4,400.
The couple from Westbury Road, Edgbaston, in Birmingham pleaded guilty at Birmingham Crown Court to ‘conspiracy to steal’ and were both given a three year prison sentence.
According to West Midlands Police, the pair had the perfect way of distracting changing room staff by hiding items of clothing in the fitting rooms so accomplices could collect them later.
To enable the items to pass security detectors, the couple used foil-lined bags.
The police were first alerted to the Vasile’s after they targeted a Michael Kors store in Birmingham in January 2015.
Following enquiries around the country at other store by the police, CCTV footage was discovered showing the pair ‘at work’ in Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes and Nottingham.
Mirela was arrested on April 27, 2015 and her husband Inout, on December 11, 2015.
The police discovered tops from Browns and Alexander McQueens at their home which had been rebranded and a price ticketing gun was also found. Their mobile phones were examined with messages found from possible buyers.
According to the police, it looked as though the couple’s entire income was made from the scam they were carrying out across the country.
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This news was posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017, read more CCTV News.
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