Sports star’s Har­rods theft

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY ROSA DO­HERTY

AN IS­RAELI former bas­ket­ball star has been jailed for two years for steal­ing £32,000 worth of de­signer hand­bags from Har­rods.

Dov Her­man, 46, and fel­low thief Meital Pardo, 31, posed as a wealthy cou­ple to grab a £2,800 Chris­tian Dior bag, a £17,000 Prada bag and a £11,890 Yves Saint Lau­rent bag from the store.

They were caught in June when se­cu­rity staff spot­ted them walk­ing out with a YSL hand­bag with­out pay­ing.

A Prada clutch bag, stolen the pre­vi­ous day, was found in their room at the Hil­ton Lon­don Metropole Ho­tel.

Dur­ing the trial at the Old Bai­ley, Her­man, 46, of no fixed ad­dress, claimed to be a mul­ti­mil­lion­aire, say­ing he was so rich, he did not need to steal.

He also claimed he had played for Is­rael’s na­tional bas­ket­ball team and had made a for­tune in con­struc­tion. “I built the most beau­ti­ful build­ings in Tel Aviv,” he said.

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