Two men who burgled 42 homes, many of which belonged to pensioners, have been jailed for a total of 12 years. Michael McDonagh and Patrick Connors were filmed burgling elderly and vulnerable people in their homes
Two prolific burglars who preyed on the old and vulnerable in their own homes, have had their sentences increased by a top judge. Patrick Connors and Michael McDonagh WERE given 12 years between them for burgling homes across the South West
But a judge at London's Criminal Appeal Court increased the pair's total sentence by three years. CCTV footage shows frightened and confused pensioners in their homes as the pair steal their belongings
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.