FOUR men who stole tens of thousands of pounds worth of property from just one house have been given jailed for a total of nearly 10 years.
Patrick Connors, 27, of Greatmeadow, Northampton, received a three-year prison sentence, and will serve an additional six months for breaching a previous court order.
Michael Connors, 45, of Crops Meadow, Blackthorn, was given a three-year prison sentence, while Michael Gilheaney, 19, of Askham Avenue, Wellingborough, will serve three years' detention in a young offenders institute.
A fourth man, Michael Patrick Connors, 18, of Maidencastle, Northampton, was given a two-year sentence, suspended for 18 months.
The four men targeted a property in the village of Bromham, Bedfordshire, in May, making off with a BMW car, designer bags and clothes, aftershaves and more than £1,000 in cash.
Police have now recovered most of the stolen property.
The homeowner, who wishes to remain anonymous, praised the work of officers following the sentencing at Luton Crown Court.
They said: “I cannot thank officers enough for their hard work and commitment in getting this fantastic result at court.
“We can honestly say they have all been an amazing support to us throughout what has been a difficult time.”