Two burglars stole cash and cigarettes at Gatwick Airport.

Lloyd Edwards admitted taking a wallet containing cash and cards worth £100 from a staff area at a shop in the North Terminal.

The unemployed 37-year-old, formerly of Haywood Street, Southwark, entered the shop at 8pm on February 10 last year and later made purchases at a convenience store with his spoils.

At Lewes Crown Court on January 19 he admitted burglary of a commercial premises and was sentenced to eight months in prison.

Meanwhile in a separate incident Savin Costel-Alexandru broke into a premises in the South Terminal.


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He attempted to prise open the cash register, before taking cigarettes and leaving the airport.

At Crawley Magistrates’ Court on January 30 the 29-year-old, of no fixed address, admitted burglary from a commercial premises and was sentenced to six months in prison for the offence which happened on December 17.

Following the investigations, Detective Sergeant Ian Warncken from Gatwick CID said: “We worked in partnership with retailers and with London Gatwick Airport to ensure that the suspects were identified and arrested.

“We are determined to prevent thefts from businesses which cause concern to communities and can be very stressful for the public and staff working in them.

“These cases demonstrate that we will pursue prosecutions against offenders.”