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London Police solve just 2.6% of moped crimes

Only 2.6% of moped-related crimes are actually solved by police, a new report has revealed. Metropolitan Police released figures this week to show that only 643 moped-related crimes were solved, despite 24,294 being reported to the Force over the last 12 months to April. Most of the crimes were muggings rather than the large scale

Value of goods stolen during Hatton Garden heist rises to £25m

The value of the goods stolen during the infamous Hatton Garden heist has risen to an estimated £25m. It was originally thought the value of the items stolen during the jewellery raid was £14m – an amount which made the Hatton Garden heist Britain’s biggest ever burglary. Further to reports earlier this month that another

‘Jewellery designer’ jailed for creating fake purchase invoices

La Bulle Limited’s company director has been jailed following an investigation promoted by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Director, Mike East, formally known as Michael David Bull, pretended to trade in designer jewellery, IT services and sports equipment to steal more than £204,000 VAT. At La Bulle Limited, East was the sole director concerned in

London-based diamond dealers jailed for laundering £53 million

A couple who ran a diamond trading business from their home in East Finchley, have been jailed for a £53 million laundering operation. Danny Koort, 52, and Jeanette Rosen, 48, were convicted of money laundering at the Old Bailey after a joint investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and City of London Police. Based

More than £100,000 worth of gold jewellery stolen from St Ives gift shop

Cornwall-based independent gift and jewellery store Kudos has been the victim of a smash and grab raid. On October 18 burglars made off with an estimated retail value of £250,000 worth of product. More than £100,000 of the stolen goods is said to be gold jewellery. According to the police, entry was gained by a

Employee theft cited as largest cause of retail loss

Crime cost retailers £2.34 billion last year, according to a recent survey conducted by conference series Retail Risk London, and the UK Retail Fraud Survey 2016. Employee theft was identified as the single biggest cause, with 68% of retailers citing it as their top area of loss. Published by Retail Knowledge and sponsored for the