Pair jailed over theft from Stansted Airport duty free shops

Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport - Credit: Archant

essex: Two people have been jailed for six weeks after stealing items from the duty free area at Stansted Airport.

Ivan Garcia, 36, from Belham Road, Peterborough, and Ana Silva, 29, of the same address, stole sunglasses, watches, perfumes and aftershave worth more than £3,000 on March 3.

Airport police were alerted by staff from World Duty Free and stopped and searched Silva. The items were not found, but after viewing CCTV they spotted Garcia, who was arrested on board a plane waiting to leave.

All of the stolen items were recovered.

The pair admitted the theft at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on March 20.

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