Two jailed for stealing cash from a woman in a supermarket car park in Chesterfield
Posted on 21st November 2013
Two people have been jailed for a series of incidents across the country where they stole bank cards and cash in supermarket car parks, including one in Chesterfield.
Irina Anghel, 37, and Marin-Danut Raducan, 42, both of Preston Road, Winston Green, Birmingham, were found guilty of theft and making false representation at Cardiff Crown Court.
The incident in Chesterfield happened on Thursday, June 13. They followed a 78 year-old woman to the till at Morrisons in Staveley and watched her enter her pin number.
She was then followed to the Sainsbury’s store on Rother Way, Chesterfield, when they approached her in the car park with a map, to ask for directions.
While the victim was distracted, her bank cards were stolen from her handbag and later used to withdraw cash.
Detective Inspector Mark Huckerby said: “This was a complicated investigation and involved a series of offences between Derbyshire and the West Midlands where our officers worked closely with other forces to share intelligence and gather information.
“The pair had been previously unknown to police but through this joint working, the suspects were identified and brought to justice for the offences which targeted elderly and more vulnerable victims.”
Ms Anghel pleaded guilty to a total of three counts of theft and five counts of dishonestly making a false representation.
Mr Raducan pleaded guilty to a total three counts of theft and four counts of dishonestly making a false representation.
They were both jailed for two years and eight months at the hearing on Wednesday, October 30.
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