Bulgarian women gang jailed for London pickpocketing

August 4th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 4 (IANS) A gang of three Bulgarian women, who picked pockets of disabled and blind people on public transport in London, have been jailed.

Gergina Georgjeva, 21, Dimitra Miteva, 33, and Parashkeva Ilieva, 40, stole mobile phones and purses from people on buses across London, the Daily Mail reported.

One of the their victims was a blind woman on crutches.

The trio have been jailed for four months.

The pickpockets also stole an iPhone from a man waiting at a bus stop and a woman’s purse on board a bus in Stoke Newington, north London.

They were caught on CCTV pickpocketing in Sydenham and Brixton in south London and Tottenham in north London.

Mateva and Ilieva claimed they came to Britain to find legitimate work to pay for medical care of their children with heart conditions back home in Bulgaria but fell into a life of crime.

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