Burglary and thefts sees four men jailed for more than 12 years - Cawston
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Four men have been jailed for a total of 12 years and seven months after carrying out a number of burglaries and thefts across Rugby.
At Warwick Crown Court Reece Ali, Casiim Montgomery and Amani Adams admitted two burglaries and three thefts while Kaine Wheeler pleaded guilty to one count of burglary and two of theft.
It comes after Ali, Montgomery and Adams broke into a property on Corbridge Place in Cawston during the night of 15 May and removed a Mercedes, two wallets and a set of keys.
Police were called and ANPR camera footage showed the vehicle travelling up the M6 shortly before 4am.
All four defendants were involved in a second burglary at a home in Gold Avenue the following evening with a purse containing cash and bank cards being taken.
The group also took sets of keys to two BMWs, which they then removed from the property. ANPR cameras again showed the cars in convoy being driven in the direction of Birmingham and one of the cars was subsequently recovered.
An investigation began with information leading police to a property in Magee Close where the men were located and arrested.
Officers also found gloves, balaclavas, and evidence of elaborate spending that could not be justified.
And an iPhone seized as part of the investigation showed Wheeler had filmed Montgomery driving one of the stolen BMWs before turning the camera on himself, while a second clip on another phone showed Ali and Adams in the Mercedes.
On Friday (19 November), Ali, 20, of Magee Close, Rugby, was jailed for three years and nine months while Montgomery, 19, also of Magee Close, and Adams, 18, of Chester Road, Birmingham, were both sentenced to 40 months.
And Wheeler, 20, of no fixed abode, was jailed for 26 months.
Detective Constable Rob Garrison said: “Our priority is to bring offenders to justice where possible and protect our communities from harm. I am very happy that the offenders have been identified and justice has been done.
“Burglaries can have a hugely distressing impact on victims and the offence is completely unacceptable.
“I hope these sentences go some way to not only reassure the public that we take burglaries seriously but also that we will always work to bring those responsible before the courts.
"I would urge anybody who has been a victim of crime of this or any other nature to report it by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency.''