Search

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

Jeffrey Major and David Grintuch. Picture: Met police

Jeffrey Major and David Grintuch. Picture: Met police

police

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.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Islington Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Islington Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Islington Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Islington News Stories

Yesterday, 17:00

The chief executive of a secular pressure group has backed under-fire inner north London senior coroner Mary Hassell, saying “religion shouldn’t be a trump card.”

Yesterday, 13:43

A masked gang has hit Archway with a series of terrifying muggings.

Yesterday, 07:00

The mum of Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips is holding a candlelit vigil on Wednesday to mark one year since he was stabbed to death in Upper Street.

Wed, 19:38

Police officers are appealing to trace a missing 74-year-old man from Hackney who suffers from dementia.

Wed, 15:58

Futuristic phone boxes that have “come out of the blue like a plague of locusts” have angered Islington’s top heritage group.

Wed, 12:15

An underground music venue that played host to a who’s who of Noughties indie bands has reopened as a 1920s-themed jazz bar.

Wed, 11:13

Islington Chinese Association held a huge New Year bash at its Upper Holloway headquarters on Saturday.

Wed, 09:36

Holloway Road’s Northern Polytechnic – now London Metropolitan University – had to be evacuated because of an IRA bomb scare.

PROMOTED CONTENT

“With teenagers there’s a lot of banter, and you can really establish a relationship. You have to trust teenagers to make their own decisions.”

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now