As Michael McDonagh and Patrick Connors start jail sentences for a series of burglaries right across the west country, many of which took place in front of their elderly victims, Detective Inspector Tina Robinson describes the men as callous and calculating.
Two men who burgled 42 homes, mostly in the South West, have been jailed for a total of 12 years. Michael McDonagh, 32, and Patrick Connors, 20, both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to burgle the properties between mid-September 2012 and late January 2013. Connors also admitted money laundering.
They were captured on camera burgling elderly and vulnerable people sitting in their homes. As well as cash, jewellery and electrical items were stolen.
McDonagh, was sentenced to seven years in prison and Connors five.
Officers are still seeking another man believed to have been involved in this conspiracy.
Two burglars who preyed on the old and vulnerable in their own homes, have been jailed - and shocking video of them at work has been released.
Patrick Connors and Michael McDonagh were sentenced to 12 years in total for burgling homes across the South West.
This clip shows the burglars ransacking a woman's sitting room as she was sat there, unable to do anything.