Border Force officials have sent out an official memo warning about the criminals who arrive at Heathrow.
Targets include film stars, Premier League footballers and celebrities, with raids centred on the upmarket areas of West and North London.
A senior Border Force source said the gangs closely monitor their targets’ social media accounts and online property websites. These can unwittingly provide a “blueprint”.
The official Border Force memo, seen by The Sun on Sunday, highlights a Chilean crook who was nicked trying to fly out of Heathrow with £350,000 worth of stolen diamond rings. He was later jailed for four burglaries.
The memo adds: “The Organised Crime Group isn’t restricted to males; females are used as lookouts or cash couriers.”
Border Force has now beefed up its battle against “burglary tourism”.
The source added: “What might get a few thousand likes on Instagram could lead to people losing goods worth hundreds of thousands.
“Property websites like Zoopla give gangs access to view every room in the house.
Source: The Sun