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Brothers among gang convicted after Burntwood bank robbery

Three brothers are among five men convicted after a bank robbery in Burntwood.

Stafford Crown Court heard that the gang had targeted the Barclays branch on Cannock Road in November, as well as shops, garages and cash delivery vans across the region.

Their raid on the bank saw them escape with £15,000.

The court was told they had stolen high-powered vehicles, including Audis, Volkswagens and Mercedes from houses in Staffordshire and the West Midlands to use in their crimes.

Gavin Cotterill, aged 33, of Sandy Crescent, Wolverhampton, and Adam Cheshire, aged 21, of Castlebridge Gardens, Wolverhampton, were found guilty of conspiracy to commit robbery; conspiracy to commit burglary (dwellings) and conspiracy to commit burglary (commercial).

Thomas Cotterill, aged 23, of Castlebridge Gardens, Wolverhampton, and Lee Cotterill, aged 29 of Clare Avenue, Wolverhampton, pleaded guilty to the same three offences at an earlier hearing.

A fifth man, Jake Bilboe, aged 19, of Griffiths Drive, Wolverhampton, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit burglary (dwellings).

All five men are due to be sentenced at the same court next month.

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