Hunt launched for east London's dangerous criminals

By Rob Virtue on February 4, 2013 11:06 AM |

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Met Police have revealed the identities of a host of foreign nationals they are looking for.

They are understood to be wanted for offences in their homeland. Many have links to east London and officers believe many are likely to still be in the capital.

Detective Sergeant Peter Rance, leading Operation Sunfire 3 for the Extradition Unit said: "Today I'm asking the public, do you recognise these faces? Maybe you know where these people live, work or socialise?

"They are wanted to face justice for a multitude of crimes in other countries and it is in the UK's interests to help find them. If you have any information about these people, please call Crimestoppers so we can arrest them. If you see them call 999 and do not approach them."


Krzystof Zakrzewski, 38, from Poland, is wanted for an alleged attack and robbery of a man in his home country.

The offence was in 1992.

He has links in both Newham and Tower Hamlets.


Evaldas Rabikauskas, 29, from Lithuania, is wanted by police for a sex attack in his homeland. He is alleged to have raped an intoxicated female teenager in a house in 2007.

He has links to Hackney in east London.


Vasile Vladu, 30, also uses the aliases Marius Cionca and Marius Gitman.

The Romanian is wanted for offences in his homeland of attempted murder, human trafficking and theft. In 2003 who attacked a man in a bar with a baseball bat.

In 2004 and 2005 he trafficked a young woman.


Svetlana Mironenkova, 43, from Latvia, is wanted for human trafficking.

She is believed to have recruited women to be sent to London where they were forced to work as prostitutes.

She is understood to have links to Beckon.


Robert Grygoruk, 36, is wanted by police in his homeland of Poland for crimes including assault, possession of a handgun and controlling prostitution.

In total he is alleged to have committed 24 offences.

He has links to east and south-east London.


Laszlo Nemes, 52, from Hungary, is wanted for human trafficking offences. The allegation is that he smuggled people across the Serbian/Hungarian border.

He has links to east London, particularly Newham and Tower Hamlets.


Edvinas Judinskas, 19, from Lithuania, is wanted for a murder in 2008.

He is alleged to have forced his way into the victim's flat before beating him with a metal rod and wooden chair. The victim died from his injuries.

Judinskas has possible links in Woolwich.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of any of these people is asked to call 999 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.