CCTV shows 'Pick-Pocket Queen' at work
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Birmingham's prolific 'Pick-Pocket Queen' is jailed

A thief dubbed by police the Pick-Pocket Queen of Birmingham has been jailed after again preying on elderly women shopping in the city.

Margaret Johnson, 40, admitted six counts of theft at Birmingham Crown Court and was jailed for two and a half years.

According to West Midlands Police she has 153 offences to her name, including 93 for theft.

The force said the most recent victims included a 76-year-old woman who lost a bag containing cash and bank cards, along with a glass eye that belonged to her son who was killed in a car crash.

  • 13 Mar 2017