THREE men who carried out a series of burglaries and vehicle thefts in Bromsgrove and Hagley have been jailed for more than 14 years.
The trio pleaded guilty to the offences at Worcester Crown Court, along with others in Cannock and Wednesbury, between November 23 and December 10 last year.
Hakim AzizHakim Aziz, 21, of Nicholls Street, West Bromwich, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted burglary, two counts of burglary and theft of a motor vehicle and one count of handling stolen goods. He was sentenced to five years and six months behind bars, disqualified from driving for 18 months and ordered to take an extended re-test.
Brian Lloyd, 21, of Hurst Lane, Tipton, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted burglary and one count of burglary and theft of a motor vehicle. He was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison.
And Ashleigh Hammond, 23, of High Street, West Bromwich, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted burglary and two counts of burglary of a dwelling and theft of a motor vehicle. He was sentenced to four years and six months in prison, disqualified from driving for two years and ordered to take an extended re-test.
Det Con Rhian O’Reilly from West Mercia Police welcomed the sentences, adding burglary was a very emotive and intrusive crime.
“To see these offenders behind bars should hopefully reassure the victims that justice has been done.”
He said tackling burglary remained a priority for the force which was committed to protecting its communities and reducing the impact of burglary by working closely with our partner agencies to ensure offenders were brought to justice.
Anyone who has been a victim of burglary or vehicle theft and needs support can call West Mercia Police’s Victim Advice Line which is a free, independent and confidential support service.
People can call 0800 952 3000 or visit www.victimadviceline.org.uk