– Detective Sergeant Michael Greenland, West Midlands Police
“This gang was organised and quite professional with the efforts they took to try and get away with their crimes. During the investigation we were able to piece together hours of CCTV and forensic evidence to ultimately be able to identify those involved.
“This was a lengthy investigation to bring the case to court with the defendants pleading guilty at the earliest opportunity instead of facing a long trial."
Four men have been jailed after stealing thousands of pounds worth of cigarettes and cash from convenience stores across the Black Country.