Three people responsible for theft and fraud in Edinburgh’s city centre during the Six Nations tournament have been convicted.
At Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday March 30 Robert Milos, Angela Mihaiesi and Gheorge-Daniel Zissu pled guilty to various offences that took place the first three rugby matches of this year’s competition.
After the games, Milos (34), Mihaiesi (32) and Zissu (37) targeted clubbers at various nightclub venues, stealing wallets and purses before using the stolen ATM and credit cards to obtain money and goods.
Following a proactive policing operation to identify those responsible and stop further incidents arising, the trio were all detained on Sunday February 26.
Milos and Mihaiesi were jailed for nine months, while Zissu is scheduled to appear in court on April 27 for sentencing.
Sergeant George Liddle from West End Police Station said: “All three of these individuals took advantage of Edinburgh’s city centre being busier than normal and expected to successfully commit these crimes without being identified or apprehended.
“However, thanks to robust inquiries and proactive enforcement activity by the city centre policing team, they have all been brought to justice.
“We are committed to tackling acquisitive crime in all forms and anyone found to be responsible for offences of this nature will be robustly dealt with.”