Brazen thieves distract holidaymakers in Heathrow airport before swiping their ...

Tourists had their holiday ruined within minutes of arriving in Britain after they were targeted by brazen thieves who swiped their bag in an airport. 

A thieving couple distracted holidaymakers in a phone shop in Heathrow Airport before escaping in a getaway car with money, jewellery and passports. 

CCTV footage shows Daniel Kennedy, 54, and Denise Blackburn, 45, of Southwark, laughing at their targets, who had just landed on a flight from Ghana, before hatching a plan.

When the victims turn their backs to the luggage, the pair make a move to swipe their bags.

CCTV footage shows a couple laughing as they watch travellers with mountains of bags in a phone shop in Heathrow Airport

CCTV footage shows a couple laughing as they watch travellers with mountains of bags in a phone shop in Heathrow Airport

Blackburn slowly wanders over to stand next to one of the victims at the shop counter and blocks his view of the luggage on the trolley.

Meanwhile Kennedy holds his jacket over his arm before quickly brushing past and grabbing the handbag from the top which he stuffs away.

The thieves then quickly leave the shop with the valuable belongings, including money, jewellery and passports.

Once the the victims realised their bag was missing, they reported it to the police who quickly set about tracing the thieves. 

Police officers trawled through CCTV from the airport to track the criminals and were able to find them within 48 hours.

Officers discovered they had attempted to throw off the scent by driving into the airport carpark before their son Ryan Kennedy, 19, drove them out while they hid in the back covered with a

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