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Manchester suitcase snatcher jailed for six weeks

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A man who stole two suitcases from passengers on a train has been jailed for six weeks and ordered to pay £856 to reimburse his victims.
John Farrow, 37, stole the cases from a train travelling between York and Middlesbrough on 24 January.
After pleading guilty to the thefts, Farrow, of Stanley Street in Manchester, appeared at York Magistrates’ Court on 10 April where he was jailed for six weeks and ordered to pay a total of £856 to his victims.
He was identified after CCTV from the train was viewed by officers and captured him leaving the train with two suitcases belonging to other people at Yarm. 

Sgt Tim Woolven said: “Farrow travelled from Manchester to target passengers in the North East, stealing two cases which both contained a number of personal belongings. 
“Its great news that he has been handed a custodial sentence meaning he is now behind bars and unable to continue his criminal behaviour.
“CCTV is a great tool in helping us identify offenders, and any would be thief needs to be aware that we will always seek to identify and prosecute anyone who steals from the railway network.”

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