A PAIR of prolific criminals caught near Oswestry, have been jailed for almost eight years in total after pleading guilty to attempted burglary.
Jonathan Lowe, from Telford and David Nyari, from Willenhall in the West Midlands, were arrested following a joint police operation between Shropshire and Telford officers.
The pair were spotted in the grounds of a house in Osbaston in July 2012.
They initially denied the charges, but later pleaded guilty with Lowe, 32, receiving four years and six months in custody and banned from driving for five years. Nyari, 25, was sentenced to 38 months in custody.
Both men have previous convictions for burglary.
Detective Sergeant Richard Davies, from Telford’s Burglary Unit, said the David Nyari convictions should serve as a warning to those looking to commit burglary that the police would catch them.
“We responded proactively following intelligence that two prolific burglars who had recently been released from prison were likely to re-offend,” he said.
“We will continue to target known burglars and would ask the public to be vigilant to any suspicious activity, including people or vehicles acting suspiciously close to their homes. Report anything you find suspicious to police on 101,” he added.