Crime is not a toupee! The 44-year-old bald thief is imprisoned for 15 years after using a series of WIGS to disguise himself during a robbery
- Darren Giardina was jailed for 15 years for a series of robberies in Kent
- The 44-year-old used a number of wigs as a disguise to hide his crimes
- He was guilty of two burglaries and thefts at Canterbury Crown Court
A bald thief used a series of showy WIGS to disguise himself during a crime.
Darren Giardina, 44, carried out a series of robberies in Kent between July and September last year – including one where a victim was tied up while their house was looted.
He was jailed for 15 years after being found guilty of two charges of burglary and theft following a trial at Canterbury Crown Court.
Darren Giardina, 44, was imprisoned for 15 years for a series of robberies in Kent
Giardina used a series of wigs as a disguise to get away with the crimes he had committed
Giardina, without a permanent address, was one of two robbers who tied up a resident last September and searched his home in Broadstairs, stealing numerous items including jewelry, an engraved pocket watch, an antique pistol, and an antique musket.
These items were found about a week later at a property in Ramsgate, where burglaries had also been committed.
The victim of the second burglary reported that while furniture and other goods had been stolen from their property, a bag had been left with things that matched Broadstairs’s missing items.
Giardina’s fingerprints were also found by forensic officers. An investigation of his movements led to the discovery of camera footage showing that he was one of the robbers and that he had dressed in a wig during the incident.
He was taped while stealing a copper water tank from a property in Ramsgate in July, and was also seen stealing a car in Broadstairs while wearing a different wig the following month.
Inquiries revealed that he had worn other wigs during violations between July and September
An investigative official said that “Giardina’s decision to wear wigs was a” brain of hair “
A photo of the wigs seized by the Kent police when Giardina was arrested
Senior Detective Det Sgt Jay Robinson of Kent Police said: “Giardina’s decision to wear wigs to disguise herself was undoubtedly a” brain of hair “- he was recognizable despite wearing it.
He was also identified as the suspect because he left fingerprints and other evidence on the scenes our team quickly found.
“Perhaps Giardina will use his time in prison to consider putting his energy into something positive to help others, rather than party costumes to benefit his own greed.”
He added, “Stealing from other people is despicable; the victim of the robbery was subjected to a terrifying experience, and those who had broken into their homes must now come to terms with someone who searches their belongings.
“I thank all of them for supporting this research and wish them all the best for the future.”