Florin Sali

POLICE are warning shoppers to be vigilant after a pickpocketing gang operating in Chester was jailed.

Five Romanian men were caught on camera targeting pensioners in the city centre before stealing an 81-year-old woman’s purse and making off.

But the gang was promptly arrested by police officers and all five were jailed for theft on Tuesday.

Sergeant Andy Burrage said: “For five grown men to target an 81-year-old lady who was on holiday in the city is sickening and not acceptable or tolerated in our city.

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