A 60enne, in possession of dual Romanian and Hungarian citizenship, ended up a process for having stolen diamonds worth over 4.2 million pounds (almost 5 million euros) from a luxury jewelry store. The modus operandi was sensational: the woman, in an instant, took them and replaced with stones.
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An incredible story, the one told by the Telegraph. It was March 2016 when Lulu Lakatos, 55 years old at the time, had pretended to be a precious expert and under the false name of Anna had managed to get hired as a consultant by several Russian entrepreneurs who were trying to buy jewelry from the prestigious Boodles shop in London. With these credentials, the woman was received by the owner of Boodles, Nicholas Wainwright, and pretending to be interested in buying seven diamonds (including one worth over 2.5 million euros), she began to examine them.
Taking advantage of a moment of distraction from the owner of Boodles, who had been called by a self-styled Russian businessman, Lulu Lakatos he had replaced the diamonds with small stones, and then disappeared. The woman then fled Great Britain and, after more than four years on the run, was arrested in France last September and extradited to the UK on 3 December. In recent days the trial against him has begun: the accusation is that of being part of an international criminal organization specialized in receiving stolen goods.
Last updated: Tuesday 20 July 2021, 21:41
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