Brothers whose 60 burglaries across 15 counties included premises in Camberley and Egham were jailed on Friday.

Patrick Joseph Connors, 23, and Miles Luke Connors, 18, both from Northampton, were sentenced to four years and two years respectively at Guildford Crown Court.

They admitted committing more than 20 burglaries in Surrey alone.

The two pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to burgle, including incidents in West Byfleet , Camberley , Addlestone , Ashstead , Chobham , Woking , Farnham, Ash and Egham .

Detective Sergeant Lee Hazell, said: “This was a complex investigation covering multiple police forces and counties. Successful partnerships with several other forces was key to bringing these offenders to justice.

“The Connors brothers were callous and opportunist, brazenly smashing doors or using tools to enter properties and using stolen vehicles with false registration plates to commit these crimes.

“We don’t underestimate the impact of a burglary on the victims, it is enormously emotionally upsetting and many of the Connors’ victims were left feeling unsafe in their own homes. Often the emotional damage can far outlast the time it takes to replace stolen items and repair damaged property.

“We’re pleased that two prolific offenders are now off the streets and facing justice and hope that the sentences act as a deterrent to others.”

In a statement, Surrey Police said: "Officers worked with colleagues across a number of forces to crack the case with the pair being arrested in February this year by Bedfordshire Police when they stopped a Vauxhall Insignia on false plates on the M1.

"Inside were the brothers who were arrested and later charged with conspiracy to burgle between July 2017 and February 2018.

"Since then they have been remanded in custody and pleaded guilty in May. Of the 61 offences, 21 took place across Surrey, including the theft of jewellery and several high-performance cars including several Audis and BMWs."

The Connors brothers received a Serious Crime Prevention Order (SCPO) which will come into effect when they are released. It will last for five years and will limit their access to mobile phones, computers and cars - while requiring them to let police know if they change address.