It has been reported that two brother have been arrested in the UK after they burgled more than 60 houses in 15 different counties in less than seven months. According to The Sun, the brothers have been burgling houses for seven months now and were captured on multiple CCTV cameras. They have finally been apprehended and thrown in jail.
23-year-old Patrick Connors and his 18-year-old brother Miles Connors had burgled homes around 61 times in their crime spree that stretched across the South East and then the Midlands in the UK.
The brothers had used a variety of tools to be able to break down doors and generally force their way through into many properties while on their crime spree. The two of them travelled around the country in different cars they stole that were fitted with false registration plates.
The Connors are both originally from Northampton. The pair of career criminals tried to get rid of forensic evidence at the scene of their crimes by spraying different cleaning fluids and bleach.
Out of the 61 different offences that they have committed, 21 took place in Surrey. These included stealing jewellery and a few expensive cars such as Audis and BMWs.
Aside from Surrey, the brothers also burgled many items from Sussex, Oxfordshire, Middlesex, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Essex, Northamptonshire, London, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Warwickshire and Leicestershire.
The authorities were able to identify both the Connors as the men behind the burglaries from CCTV footage and DNA evidence that they had left behind at some of the crime scenes.
Cameras that have the ability to trace the resgistration plate numbers of cars were used by the police officers to track down the movement of the brothers. They were able to plot out a route from Northamption and other areas in spite of the Connors trying to hide their movements using fake license plates.
The older Connors brother, Patrick, was put behind bars for four years and the younger one, Miles, was jailed for two years. The brothers both pleaded guilty to all the charges they were slapped with the sentence at a hearing that was held at the Guildford Crown Court.
One property that was discovered with many abandoned stolen vehicles was linked by the police to other burglaries that took place in the south of Britain.
Detective Sergeant Lee Hazell, of Surrey Police, said: "The Connors brothers were callous and opportunist, brazenly smashing doors or using tools to enter properties and using stolen vehicles with false registration plates to commit these crimes."
"We don't underestimate the impact of a burglary on the victims, it is enormously emotionally upsetting and many of the Connors' victims were left feeling unsafe in their own homes."
"Often the emotional damage can far outlast the time it takes to replace stolen items and repair damaged property," the officer added.