Uxbridge pickpockets who ‘bumped into’ victim before stealing phone found guilty

Two pickpockets who targetted their victims in Uxbridge have been found guilty of theft and handling stolen goods. Andriyana Nikolaeva, 26 (15.02.1996) of no fixed abode and Stafani Yordanova, 19 (14.09.2002) of no fixed abode used the tactic of bumping into their victim before stealing from them.

The court heard on Monday April 4 at Uxbridge Magistrates that security at the West London town’s Business Improvement District were contacted following a report of a stolen mobile phone, the victim said that she had been ‘bumped into’ prior to her phone being stolen.

Following CCTV enquiries, Nikolaeva and Yordanova were identified and were tracked and located at Uxbridge Tube Station. The stolen mobile phone was found on Nikolaeva’s person along with two other mobile phones. They were both arrested and charged before they appeared at the Magistrate’s Court on April 5.

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Yardonova, 19, has been found guilty of handling stolen goods


Nikolaeva, 26, has been found guilty of theft

Nikolaeva was sentenced to 26 weeks suspended sentence and to pay costs amounting to £213 whilst Yordanova was sentenced to 18 weeks suspended for 2 years and to pay costs amounting to £213.

PC Tracey Fane, Uxbridge Town Centre Team said, “This is a clear demonstration of good collaboration with the Uxbridge BID security and the local police. We will continue to protect Uxbridge Town Centre from thieves and we are hoping that this will send a clear message for those who come into the Town Centre to commit crime.

Please be aware of this type of act by pickpockets and please report anything suspicious to the police or alert the security staff”

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