THREE burglars who stole more than £200,000 from ATM machines at banks and building societies have been handed a combined sentence of more than 21 years.
The men cut outside alarms before using oxygen cylinders and oxy-acetylene cutting equipment to remove the backs of ATM machines containing the cash on three separate occasions between February and May 2009.
Gary Gill (34), of Beech Road, Maltby, ringleader Gerrard Langton (38), of Retford, and Craig Brunie, of Wisewood, Sheffield, were later tracked by police after they identified patterns in the raids.
Bank heists were carried out in Rossington and Sutton Coldfield before the men were arrested following a botched job at a Nationwide Building Society branch in Northampton.
At Sheffield Crown Court earlier today Langton was jailed for eight-and-a-half years while Gill and Brunie (39) were each handed sentences of six-and-a-half years.
All three men admitted conspiracy to burgle.