17:36, 13 April 2012
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A 'parasitic' family of gipsy pickpockets who preyed on sleeping train
passengers and spent the profits on palaces in Romania have been jailed.
The Rostas family stole cash and mobile phones from distracted or 'vulnerable' targets on late-night trains between Charing Cross, London, and Gravesend in Kent.
The gang targeted at least 185 victims over two years, though police fear the true number may be well be up to 1,000.
Criminals: The thefts were carried out by the (clockwise from above
left) Romulus, 18, Marin, 25, Cornell, 22 and Robert, 23, along with
17-year-old Govinder (not pictured) who was named for the first time
Judge Peter Clarke QC today said the entire extended family were
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