UK News Pair jailed for stealing £25,000 worth of holidaymakers’ belongings

22:25  06 december  2017
22:25  06 december  2017 Source:   Press Association

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Police have released CCTV footage of two thieves using a walking stick to steal a holidaymaker ’s handbag, after the pair were jailed for £ 25 , 000 worth of airport thefts. Using the stick as a hook, Flores Valenzuela, 50, was shielded by Gissella Caceres Diaz, 27

Police have released CCTV footage of two thieves using a walking stick to steal a holidaymaker ’s handbag, after the pair were jailed for £ 25 , 000 worth of airport thefts. Using the stick as a hook, Flores Valenzuela, 50, was shielded by Gissella Caceres Diaz, 27

Gissella Caceres Diaz and Flores Valenzuela, who were jailed for £25,000 worth of airport thefts (Metropolitan Police/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Gissella Caceres Diaz and Flores Valenzuela, who were jailed for £25,000 worth of airport thefts (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Police have released CCTV footage of two thieves using a walking stick to steal a holidaymaker’s handbag, after the pair were jailed for £25,000 worth of airport thefts.

Using the stick as a hook, Flores Valenzuela, 50, was shielded by Gissella Caceres Diaz, 27, as he swiped the victim’s handbag and its contents, worth £9,500.

The victim, who was targeted as she sat at an arrivals’ lounge coffee shop, was one of six targeted by the pair between March and October this year.

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Police have released CCTV footage of two thieves using a walking stick to steal a holidaymaker ’s handbag, after the pair were jailed for £ 25 , 000 worth of airport thefts. Using the stick as a hook, Flores Valenzuela, 50, was shielded by Gissella Caceres Diaz, 27

Police have released CCTV footage of two thieves using a walking stick to steal a holidaymaker ’s handbag, after the pair were jailed for £ 25 , 000 worth of airport thefts. Using the stick as a hook, Flores Valenzuela, 50, was shielded by Gissella Caceres Diaz, 27

They stole luggage containing goods, including jewellery, cash and mobile phones, worth a total of around £25,000, the Metropolitan Police said.

Police believe the pair, who are both from Chile, flew to the UK deliberately to target holidaymakers, and are warning travellers to be on their guard.

Pc Tom Blair, of the Met’s Aviation Policing Crime Squad, said: “Caceres Diaz and Flores Valenzuela took advantage of their victims’ sometimes momentary distraction in order to steal their luggage.

“It’s very easy to be distracted at a busy airport but you can help keep your luggage safe whether you’re in the UK or abroad by always keeping it on you or within your line of sight.

“If you are carrying a large quantity of cash, keep it on you. If you must pack it in luggage, then spread it out between multiple bags.”

Valenzuela and Diaz were arrested at Heathrow Airport on November 7 after an officer recognised them from CCTV footage.

Valenzuela was jailed for two years, while Diaz was handed a one-year prison sentence at Isleworth Crown Court on Wednesday after they both pleaded guilty to six counts of theft at an earlier hearing.

John Legend helping jailed parents communicate with their children .
John Legend is working with TV bosses behind educational show Sesame Street to help incarcerated parents stay in touch with their kids over the holidays. The All of Me hitmaker launched the FREEAMERICA campaign in 2015 and he has now put together a programme with Sesame Street to help kids "communicate with their parents who are away." "We incarcerate so many people, and a lot of times we forget about their kids that are left behind and how it feels for them to be without parents," he tells People magazine. "The emotional effect that it has on them, the financial effect it has on their families as well - I think a lot of times we forget about that toll of incarcerating so many people. (We're) trying to bridge that gap so there's stronger communication between the kids and their parents." Last month (Nov17), Legend invited five children to come to the set of the show and talk to characters about their jailed parents. John also met with the students to speak to them, and the videos will be sent to the incarcerated parents. Legend has been passionate about criminal justice reform and incarceration rates in the U.S., but he has become more concerned with the issues after becoming a father. "I think it's just even more emotionally resonating now that I have a daughter, in thinking about what the impact of just me going on tour has on her, and how she misses me when I'm gone for a few weeks," he says. "For kids that would have to deal with that for multiple years and not be able to contact their parents in the way that we can - you just can't imagine how hard it is.

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