Grinning burglars have smiles wiped off their faces after being jailed
Terry Hannifin and Sean Ryan were caught after going on a month-long crime spree in Warwickshire.
A pair of burglars who grinned in their mugshots after being arrested for terrorising a town have been jailed.
Terry Hannifin, 33, and Sean Ryan, 31, were caught after going on a month-long crime spree in Rugby, Warwickshire, last October.
They committed a total of nine offences, including burglary, stealing a car, a bicycle and driving without insurance and driving while disqualified.
The brazen pair, both from Rugby, posed grinning for their mugshots following their arrest on 15 November when caught red-handed by police who spotted them breaking into a property.
They were jailed for 33 months each after admitting a string of offences at Warwick Crown Court last Friday.
Hannifin pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, driving while disqualified and without insurance and theft of a bicycle.
Ryan pleaded guilty to burglary and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.
Detective Constable Matt Rapkins, of Warwickshire Police, said: “Hannifin is a prolific offender and his actions in November led to a huge amount of alarm and distress in the community.
“A prison sentence will hopefully wipe the smiles of both their faces.
“I hope this conviction reassures the community that we are committed to taking action to tackle offenders like Hannifin and Ryan who cause so much misery.”