Brazen crooks stole £90,000 designer bags and jewellery from City Road flats - in just one day
PUBLISHED: 14:18 14 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:54 15 February 2018
Two "brazen" crooks who stole more than £90,000 of designer bags and jewellery in one single day have been jailed.
Jeffrey Major, 44, and David Grintuch, 33, both of no fixed abode forced entry into a block of flats in City Road on August 18.
Once inside they burgled three apartments, stealing designer bags and jewellery worth around £12,000.
Later that day the pair snuck in to another block of flats on the same road after tailgating a resident in through the main door.
Once in, they stole even more designer bags and jewellery from another six flats, worth about £80,000.
Officers from Hackney identified Major and Grintuch as suspects from CCTV recordings.
A week later a car which the pair had used on the day of the burglaries was found in Brent with some of the stolen items inside.
Major was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment at Wood Green Crown Court on Monday, while Grintuch was jailed for five years.
Det Insp Paul Ridley of Hackney CID said: “Major and Grintuch were brazen in their actions, gaining entry into residential flats and carry out numerous burglaries.
“While some of the items they stole have been recovered and returned to their rightful owners, many other items remain outstanding.
“Burglary has a huge impact on homeowners, leaving them feeling insecure and vulnerable.
“I can only hope the sentences handed down give some reassurance to those affected by their actions.”