Lewisham pickpocket who preyed on elderly bus passengers is jailed

Lewisham pickpocket who preyed on elderly bus passengers is jailed

Lewisham pickpocket who preyed on elderly bus passengers is jailed

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A Lewisham pickpocket who preyed on elderly bus passengers has been jailed.

Hristova Marinova, 27, of Clifton Rise, was jailed for 12 months after admitting seven counts of theft at Inner London Crown Court on Thursday.

A further six counts of theft person were taken into consideration by the court.

Many of the victims were elderly and vulnerable passengers on London's bus network, travelling through Barnet, Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Hammersmith, Haringey, Kilburn, Kingston, Sutton and Wandsworth.

Marinova was identified after she was recognised from on-bus CCTV footage.

She was arrested on February 14 at Luton Airport as she tried to re-enter the UK.

The judge recommended she be deported when released from custody.

Co-defendant, Marieta Petrova, 30, of no fixed abode appeared at Kingston Crown Court on the March 21.

She was convicted of 10 offences, having a further six taken into consideration and was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment.

Chief Superintendent Sultan Taylor said: "This was an excellent result which has seen two prolific pickpockets receive significant terms in jail.

"The Safer Transport Command with its partners Transport for London has a primary aim to safeguard the travelling public from criminals and to keep them safe whilst using London's bus system.

"If you commit an offence, you will be caught and if convicted every avenue of punishment will be considered - so the message is clear: Crime on London's bus system will NOT be tolerated - we will bring those who are responsible to justice."

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11:04am Sun 4 May 14

HearTheFacts says...

This is the problem, the U.K welcomes the world. But we now keep this vermin in prison, food and all the comforts.
This is the problem, the U.K welcomes the world. But we now keep this vermin in prison, food and all the comforts. HearTheFacts
  • Score: 70

11:31am Sun 4 May 14

paulbexleyheath says...

HearTheFacts wrote:
This is the problem, the U.K welcomes the world. But we now keep this vermin in prison, food and all the comforts.
agree.... send the scum home
[quote][p][bold]HearTheFacts[/bold] wrote: This is the problem, the U.K welcomes the world. But we now keep this vermin in prison, food and all the comforts.[/p][/quote]agree.... send the scum home paulbexleyheath
  • Score: 85

11:35am Sun 4 May 14

reasonable75 says...

The judge recommended she be deported when released from custody.

Let's hope she is - but would she blocked from coming back?
The judge recommended she be deported when released from custody. Let's hope she is - but would she blocked from coming back? reasonable75
  • Score: 90

12:12pm Sun 4 May 14

jaded1 says...

Hooray for the EU!
Hooray for the EU! jaded1
  • Score: 62

12:31pm Sun 4 May 14

SidcupResident says...

Do my eyes deceive me? A deportation recommendation!

There must be an election round the corner...
Do my eyes deceive me? A deportation recommendation! There must be an election round the corner... SidcupResident
  • Score: 62

12:46pm Sun 4 May 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Got some neck, or has she ?
Got some neck, or has she ? Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 5

11:58am Mon 5 May 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Should have just chucked her back on another plane heading from whence she came from. Why should we have to keep that thing in board and lodgings before it gets deported? Same with it's mate. That should be deported immediately and stringent measures taken to make sure that they NEVER ENTER THIS COUNTRY AGAIN.
Should have just chucked her back on another plane heading from whence she came from. Why should we have to keep that thing in board and lodgings before it gets deported? Same with it's mate. That should be deported immediately and stringent measures taken to make sure that they NEVER ENTER THIS COUNTRY AGAIN. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: -25

6:29pm Mon 5 May 14

Harold_Monk says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
Got some neck, or has she ?
Reminds me of ET !
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: Got some neck, or has she ?[/p][/quote]Reminds me of ET ! Harold_Monk
  • Score: -40

7:23pm Mon 5 May 14

paulbexleyheath says...

sarfflondonbird wrote:
Should have just chucked her back on another plane heading from whence she came from. Why should we have to keep that thing in board and lodgings before it gets deported? Same with it's mate. That should be deported immediately and stringent measures taken to make sure that they NEVER ENTER THIS COUNTRY AGAIN.
dont even need a seat . just chuck them in the cargo. we owe them **** all
[quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: Should have just chucked her back on another plane heading from whence she came from. Why should we have to keep that thing in board and lodgings before it gets deported? Same with it's mate. That should be deported immediately and stringent measures taken to make sure that they NEVER ENTER THIS COUNTRY AGAIN.[/p][/quote]dont even need a seat . just chuck them in the cargo. we owe them **** all paulbexleyheath
  • Score: 42

10:23am Tue 6 May 14

goldenbroomeboy says...

and no wonder the public are now voting bnp and uikp, both the same!!! who can blame them tho rofl
and no wonder the public are now voting bnp and uikp, both the same!!! who can blame them tho rofl goldenbroomeboy
  • Score: 18

12:22pm Tue 6 May 14

shabina says...

most of them come in to uk by cargo any way. our country is a laughing stock ..
most of them come in to uk by cargo any way. our country is a laughing stock .. shabina
  • Score: 20

12:46pm Tue 6 May 14

shabina says...

what country is she from?
what country is she from? shabina
  • Score: 16

12:52pm Tue 6 May 14

goldenbroomboy says...

sarfflondonbird wrote:
Should have just chucked her back on another plane heading from whence she came from. Why should we have to keep that thing in board and lodgings before it gets deported? Same with it's mate. That should be deported immediately and stringent measures taken to make sure that they NEVER ENTER THIS COUNTRY AGAIN.
Calm down, the woman is a petty thief not a mass murderer.
[quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: Should have just chucked her back on another plane heading from whence she came from. Why should we have to keep that thing in board and lodgings before it gets deported? Same with it's mate. That should be deported immediately and stringent measures taken to make sure that they NEVER ENTER THIS COUNTRY AGAIN.[/p][/quote]Calm down, the woman is a petty thief not a mass murderer. goldenbroomboy
  • Score: -15

3:28pm Tue 6 May 14

shabina says...

petty thief, that robbed the elderly at bus stops ... a weak woman !
petty thief, that robbed the elderly at bus stops ... a weak woman ! shabina
  • Score: 18

5:05pm Tue 6 May 14

goldenbroomboy says...

jaded1 wrote:
Hooray for the EU!
The woman looks to me like a Gypsy, & has a Russian name.

Russian Gypsies are nothing to do with the EU.
[quote][p][bold]jaded1[/bold] wrote: Hooray for the EU![/p][/quote]The woman looks to me like a Gypsy, & has a Russian name. Russian Gypsies are nothing to do with the EU. goldenbroomboy
  • Score: 1

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