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Two men have been jailed after admitting a series of pub burglaries in south Staffordshire.
Robbie Boyle, 28, of Tettenhall Road, Wolverhampton, was sentenced to four years and nine months’ imprisonment and Benjamin Robert Collins, 26, of Bilston Road, Willenhall, was jailed for three years and nine months at Stafford Crown Court on Wednesday (6 April).
Boyle pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary other than dwelling – theft, going equipped for burglary, driving a motor vehicle dangerously, fail to provide a specimen – vehicle driver, use a motor vehicle on a road/public place without third party insurance, drive a motor vehicle otherwise in accordance with a licence and possessing a controlled drug of class B.
He was also disqualified from driving and an extended test would be required.
Collins admitted two counts of burglary other than dwelling – theft and going equipped for burglary.
The burglaries occurred between October and November 2021 in the south of the county, including a pub in Codsall and another in Great Wyrley. Both stole several thousands of pounds worth of alcohol and petty cash from tills.
Detective Constable Tom Sheldon, of CID South, said: “This series of burglaries in south Staffordshire caused distress to a number of businesses and this is a great result for the victims involved.
“I hope this reinforces how seriously we take these sorts of offences and serve to a message to others.”