Car theft gang jailed

* Eight men imprisoned * 23 cars stolen * BMWs, Mercs and a Jaguar...

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What Car? Staff
29 October 2009

Car theft gang jailed

A gang involved in a plot to burgle homes and steal more than 1.5 million worth of cars and property has been jailed.

The men raided 19 homes across three counties, before driving 23 stolen cars to Wellingborough in Northamptonshire from where the vehicles were to be exported.

The stolen cars included BMW, Jaguar and Mercedes-Benz, with a total value of more than 500,000.

Six men admitted conspiracy to transfer criminal property and were sentenced to between 18 months and six years. Two men admitted conspiracy to commit burglaries and were given three and six years respectively.

The plot ran between July 2008 and January 2009, and involved at least 10 men. One is already serving an eight-year prison sentence.

Warrants have been issued for the arrests of two other men who may have been involved. The wanted men are believed to be in Poland.