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Birmingham Royal Blood gig phones theft man jailed

Alin Marin Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Marin was arrested in nearby Broad Street

A man who stole more than 50 phones at a gig has been jailed for three years.

Alin Marin, 22, of no fixed address, took the phones at a Royal Blood gig in Birmingham on 19 November.

The construction worker admitted theft and was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court earlier.

A total of 53 phones were recovered by officers after the show at the Arena Birmingham, West Midlands Police previously said.

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Image caption The phones were recovered after the Royal Blood gig at the Arena Birmingham on 19 November

The force said it received intelligence that suggested gig-goers had been targeted at previous performances by the band, which led to Marin's arrest in nearby Broad Street.

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Image caption Royal Blood are singer/bassist Mike Kerr (right) and drummer Ben Thatcher

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