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Gang of Romanian pickpockets used ‘table-surfing’ to steal mobile phones

13 Feb 16

A gang of five Romanian pickpockets from Birmingham has admitted stealing mobile phones from pubs, restaurants and shops across the country.

Eight of their crimes were committed in the West Midlands, including three within an hour in Birmingham on 9th July. Amongst the locations targeted were the Fiddle and Bone pub in Bishopgate Street and Nandos in Five Ways. They used a tactic known as ’table surfing’ that sees thieves cover valuables left on…

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