Four jailed for over 20 years for burglaries

01 Feb 2016 09:20 AM

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Four men from Manchester have been sentenced to more than 20 years after a series of offences across the country.

All pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary:

Michael Rowlinson, 25, of no fixed abode was sentenced to 4 years 10 months, he was also convicted of dangerous driving

Nathan Green, 32, of Sale Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester, was sentenced to 5 years 9 months

David Bennett, 37, of Arbor Avenue, Burnage, Manchester, was sentenced to 5 years 7 months and he was also convicted of producing of cannabis, and

David Murphy, 29, of Craven Road, Broadheath, Manchester, was sentenced to 5 years 4 months.

The men stole more than £160,000 from banks and bus depots from more than 14 forces areas across England and Scotland.

All four men were also issued with a Proceeds of Crime Order for £160,000 each and the court also imposed Serious Crime Prevention Orders on the four.

The men were arrested as part of Operation Eagle, which was an investigation into a series of 21 cash point and bus depot burglaries involving a professional crime group from Manchester who travelled extensively to commit crime.

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