Four arrested in shoplifting chain swoop

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A gang of foreign “bulk” shoplifters toured Sussex targeting branches of the same chain store, police believe.

Suspicious behaviour was reported at Superdrug shops in Seaford and Uckfield last week.

At the chain’s outlet in St James’s Street, Brighton, cosmetics including Max Factor make-up were swept into a bag and stolen.

Staff called police when they saw the people they thought were involved at the store again on Friday.

Three men and a woman, all in their 20s and from Romania, were arrested in a car in Brighton. They gave addresses in Birmingham, Essex and London.

They were released on bail until December while police investigate further.

Four people from Romania were arrested after reports of suspicious activity at Zara in Churchill Square, Brighton, shortly before 1pm. Foil-lined bags were seized.

Nicolae Marinescu, 27, of no fixed address, and Moroi Constantin, 29, from London, were charged with going equipped for theft. They were each given a community order at Brighton Magistrates’ Court.

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3:18pm Fri 23 Nov 12

BornInBrighton1968 says...

Ah, the joys of living in a Europe without borders; we have such little crime in the UK that we are now importing foreign criminals...
Ah, the joys of living in a Europe without borders; we have such little crime in the UK that we are now importing foreign criminals... BornInBrighton1968
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3:19pm Fri 23 Nov 12

leobrighton says...

They must be deported and refused any further entry to the uk
They must be deported and refused any further entry to the uk leobrighton
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3:26pm Fri 23 Nov 12

inadaptado says...

BornInBrighton1968 wrote:
Ah, the joys of living in a Europe without borders; we have such little crime in the UK that we are now importing foreign criminals...
...and both highly-skilled and manual workers that take the jobs nationals can't or won't do, which benefits the economy. But isn't it funny how we never mention those?
[quote][p][bold]BornInBrighton1968[/bold] wrote: Ah, the joys of living in a Europe without borders; we have such little crime in the UK that we are now importing foreign criminals...[/p][/quote]...and both highly-skilled and manual workers that take the jobs nationals can't or won't do, which benefits the economy. But isn't it funny how we never mention those? inadaptado
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4:13pm Fri 23 Nov 12

lillylou says...

Yay give um a council house and loads a money just how all foreigners are!!!
Yay give um a council house and loads a money just how all foreigners are!!! lillylou
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8:12pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Sussex jim says...

inadaptado wrote:
BornInBrighton1968 wrote:
Ah, the joys of living in a Europe without borders; we have such little crime in the UK that we are now importing foreign criminals...
...and both highly-skilled and manual workers that take the jobs nationals can't or won't do, which benefits the economy. But isn't it funny how we never mention those?
Certainly in the case of manual workers, our vacancies should be offered to own unemployed first. If they won't take up the jobs, then their benefits should be cut. Simple.
What's that? Not allowed under EU law?
Then we can cure that problem- leave the EU.
[quote][p][bold]inadaptado[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BornInBrighton1968[/bold] wrote: Ah, the joys of living in a Europe without borders; we have such little crime in the UK that we are now importing foreign criminals...[/p][/quote]...and both highly-skilled and manual workers that take the jobs nationals can't or won't do, which benefits the economy. But isn't it funny how we never mention those?[/p][/quote]Certainly in the case of manual workers, our vacancies should be offered to own unemployed first. If they won't take up the jobs, then their benefits should be cut. Simple. What's that? Not allowed under EU law? Then we can cure that problem- leave the EU. Sussex jim
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5:08pm Sat 24 Nov 12

John Steed says...

one lot get a community order, the others are on bail, engleză sunt proști noroc
one lot get a community order, the others are on bail, engleză sunt proști noroc John Steed
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