Four men have been jailed for a total of 14 years following a spate of burglaries and drugs offences.
At Grimsby Crown Court on Friday, December 9 seven men were sentenced for their part in the theft of cycles and motorcycles from outbuildings across North East Lincolnshire.
The group conspired to steal high value cycles and motor cycles by targeting sheds and garages were they were being kept.
They not only spotted people on high value bikes, but also conducted social media checks to identify machines to steal.
As part of enquiries some of those involved were also charged drug offences.
The sentences include:
- Luke Lond, 27, of Milton road, Grimsby – Conspiracy to burgle and drugs supply class B – sentenced to 2 years 10 months
- Jason Gladding, 24, of Daubney Street, Cleethorpes – Drugs supply class A – sentenced to 3 years 6 months
- Robert Gladding, 26, of Eastern Inway, Grimsby – Conspiracy to burgle and drugs supply class B – sentenced to 2 years 6 months
- Robert Daniels, 24, of Corporation Road, Grimsby – Conspiracy to burgle and drugs supply class A – sentenced to 5 years 6 months
- Nathan Green, 25, of Anderson Street, Grimsby – Drugs supply – 2 years suspended sentence suspended for 2 years
- Grant Sharp, 19, of Milton road, Grimsby – Conspiracy to burgle – 2 years suspended sentence suspended for 2 years
- Jordan Howard, 20, of Dale View, Grimsby – Conspiracy to burgle – 2 years suspended sentence suspended for 2 years
Detective Sergeant Ian Potter said: “This group came to our attention while investigating a spike in garage and shed burglaries which led to numerous high value cycles and machines being stolen.
“It quickly became apparent that the offenders involved were targeting specific addresses based on research and reconnaissance as only relatively expensive machines were being taken.
“As part of comprehensive enquiries we were able to identify and arrest those involved and it transpired that some of the group were also actively involved in the sale of class A and B drugs.
“I have no doubt that the offenders would have undoubtedly continued offending if they hadn’t been identified and brought to justice. “