A girl has her phone snatchedCredit:MET POLICE The pair of crooks abandoned the moped in the middle of an east London market and fled in different directions, chased by cops.Hutson was snared by police a few streets away caught with 21 mobile phones and arrested for theft and breach of his Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO).DCI Steve Heatley of Operation Attrition, dedicated to tackling moped snatches, said: “Operation Attrition is committed to detecting, disrupting and arresting those involved in moped and motorcycle enabled crime.”Police are working hard to keep the public safe and make the streets hostile territory for criminals who use mopeds, motorbikes and bicycles to snatch valuables from members of the public. “This was an excellent result, which has seen a perpetrator of an audacious crime, which not only endangered members of the public but himself and his accomplice, receive a robust jail sentence.”These criminals are often involved in a range of other offences.”When we catch them we seek to bring far more serious charges against them, which reflect the organised nature of their crimes and ensure the sentencing powers available reflect the seriousness of the offending.”Hutson was jailed for three years and four months in total at Blackfriars Crown Court on October 3rd.He received 32 months for 21 snatch thefts of mobile phones, eight months for dangerous driving and a £700 fine for breach of his Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO), all to be served consecutively – after pleading guilty to all charges.Anyone with information about Hutson’s accomplice is urged to contact police or call Crimestoppers anonymously. A police helicopter tracks the thievesCredit:MET POLICE A thief was sentenced for snatching 21 mobile phones from unsuspecting pedestrians in an hour – while riding a moped.Video footage captured Cavell Hutson, 21, and his accomplice who is still on the loose, swerving through streets and on pavements trying to flee from police after their string of thefts.Hutson is behind bars after dangerously riding through five London boroughs targeting victims scrolling through their mobile phones and snatching them.He and his accomplice managed an hour long spree, on a moped with number plates from another vehicle, before being chased down by a police helicopter. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.