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    Thieves flown into UK from Chile for burglaries

    A criminal gang which was flying burglars from Chile into the UK to target wealthy homes in the South East has been dismantled, police have said.


    Luxury items worth more than 1m were stolen by the thieves, who targeted hundreds of homes then shipped some of the goods out of the country.


    Police disrupted the gang by tracking vehicles used in several burglaries.


    The Met has arrested 36 men in the past eight months, while another 39 have been held by other forces.


    The investigation, known as Operation Genie, started following a spate of burglaries in south-west London and Surrey in 2017.


    Handbags, jewellery and watches

    Detectives tracked vehicles used by the suspects and found burglars would normally commit offences within a week of flying into the country.


    The gang carefully selected the homes they targeted, picking properties which were often empty and on the edges of parks or golf courses.


    The burglars would climb into the first floor using low roofs or garden furniture, avoiding alarms on the ground floor and then take items including designer clothes, handbags, jewellery and watches.


    Of the men held in London, 16 have been convicted of burglary-related offences, and of the remaining 20, eight have been deported.


    Twelve of the others left the UK after being released under investigation.


    Other suspects were also held in Hertfordshire, Surrey and Sussex.


    Det Insp Tim Court, who co-ordinated the investigation, said offenders had "come to London with the intention of carrying out burglaries".


    "I would like to thank the Chilean Embassy, which has provided a great deal of support in helping to identify the people responsible for these crimes," he added.


    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-45320189

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    ruddy foreigners displacing local blaggers

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    Twelve of the others left the UK after being released under investigation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    ruddy foreigners displacing local blaggers
    I wonder how much they claimed in BENEFITS WHILE IN THE UK.

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    there isn't any BENEFIT being in the cold,wet and smelly isles

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    yup... not exactly a golden ticket

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    South American thieving gangs have been hitting on Europe for over 30 years. They swarm in the summer and Xmas seasons and this local blagging is simply a variation on a theme. Nothing new at all.

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    ^^^Does the silly sausage recruit them.?

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    South American thieving gangs have been hitting on Europe for over 30 years. They swarm in the summer and Xmas seasons and this local blagging is simply a variation on a theme. Nothing new at all.
    indeed.

    in the name of multiculturalism and equality of opportunity, the chilean burglars are a welcome addition to the already diverse mix of albanian pickpockets, rumanian thieves, afghani wife beaters, syrian terrorists, british thug drunkards and pakistani child rapists queuing up for sentencing outside british courthouses.

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    Tax but only the British thugs get convicted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    indeed.

    in the name of multiculturalism and equality of opportunity, the chilean burglars are a welcome addition to the already diverse mix of albanian pickpockets, rumanian thieves, afghani wife beaters, syrian terrorists, british thug drunkards and pakistani child rapists queuing up for sentencing outside british courthouses.
    you forgot to mention the UK.goverment that have stolen 10yrs.of my pension increase's after me giving them 44yrs.part of my pay.just because I live in Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    South American thieving gangs have been hitting on Europe for over 30 years.
    Yeah, Madrid is rammed with SA pickpockets over Christmas.

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