Wayne Hutchinson, 31, and Jordan Hickman, 28, conspired to interrupt into dozens of charity outlets throughout Telford to steal tons of of kilos at a time – and once they started attracting consideration they went additional afield to Oswestry, Bridgnorth and even Rhyl on the north Wales coast.
They had been joined in two of their outings by Thomas Shipton, 27, who would act as a lookout whereas the others ransacked outlets, Shrewsbury Crown Courtroom heard yesterday.
The crime spree happened in December 2019 and January 2020.
On December 3, the pair broke into premises together with the Severn Hospice store in Shifnal, taking tons of of kilos and inflicting greater than £1,000 in harm.
Over the subsequent 5 weeks they might goal outlets in Lawley, Wellington, Ludlow, Welshpool, Oswestry, Bridgnorth and A lot Wenlock.
In early January they jokingly ready for “hols” in Wales.
In Rhyl they focused the British Coronary heart Basis and the Athena tattoo store.
Then on January 6 they travelled to Market Drayton and smashed their means into the Sue Ryder and Oxfam outlets, taking money and rings.
Hutchinson and Hickman, together with their occasional co-conspirator Shipton, had been all charged with conspiracy to commit housebreaking and pleaded responsible.
Hutchinson, of Withywood Drive in Malinslee, acquired a sentence of three years and 9 months – the identical sentence as Shipton, of Gloucester Avenue in Dawley.
Hickman, of Bembridge in Telford, was sentenced to 4 years and 10 months, in addition to a concurrent 18-month sentence for a separate housebreaking.