A man has been jailed for stealing bags on trains from London Paddington and Kings Cross stations.
Anthony Hinton targeted passengers sitting in first class and took their bags or coats from overhead luggage racks while they weren’t looking.
He then left the trains before they departed, with many of his victims unaware of their loss until they reached their destinations.
The 48-year-old, of no fixed abode, was jailed for two-and-a-half years at Blackfriars Crown Court on Monday (November 21) after admitting to six counts of theft.
The court hear that between September and October this year, he took items including wallets, a £350 Hugo Boss jacket, a £215 bag and large amounts of cash.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Kirsty Boggi from British Transport Police said: “Hinton boarded trains at some of London’s busiest train stations and each time, went straight to the first class carriage of a train and took bags and coats while people weren’t looking.
“This was an offence he committed a number of times and so I am pleased he is now behind bars and prevented from doing this again.”
Upon release, Hinton will be liable to arrest if found at either Paddington or Kings Cross stations or in any railway first class area.
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