Birmingham gang jailed after stealing £300,000 worth of luxury cars while owners slept

Birmingham gang jailed after stealing £300,000 worth of luxury cars while owners slept


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Hayden Mills, 26, Keaton Riddell, 25, and Jordan Hanlon, 27, were sent to jail over a conspiracy to rob high value luxury cars. The Birmingham-based trio attempted to steal the cars when the owners were sleeping.

This was their strategy for five out of six planned break-ins, LeicestershireLive reported.

The three all pleaded guilty to conspiring to burgle houses and conspiracy to steal cars in July 2019.

High value vehicles were targeted by the three burglars and were said to have been identified by reconnaissance trips.

The first Loughborough break-in proved mostly unsuccessful as the owner was out and had taken his car keys with him.


As a result, they “ransacked” the house and stole other valuable items including stereo equipment and a Dyson appliance.

However, the robbers did manage to steal two vehicles shortly after their first break-in, to the total value of £69,500.

According to BirminghamLive, the prosecutor, Andrew Peet, told Leicester Crown Court: “This was properly planned, targeted criminality.

“Fortunately, the victims weren’t disturbed, but that’s more by luck than judgement.


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“CCTV footage shows they were masked in order to protect their identities, but also with the added threat of masked intruders should they be disturbed by any householder during the burglary – although no residents were involved in a confrontation.

“Mills also had a lock-up facility where the group were able to take the cars to conceal them and then further conceal them by changing their identity.”

The prosecutor said the three Loughborough break-ins were carried out by Mills and Riddell on the night of July 26 and July 27, 2019.

On July 28, Mills and Hanlon targeted two homes in Thrapston, Northamptonshire, taking three cars worth a combined £165,000, although one was found abandoned due to transmission failure.

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