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Gang jailed for ram-raids across Surrey & Hampshire

Gang jailed for ram-raids across Surrey & Hampshire

Published by Lucinda Horsley at 6:19pm 19th June 2019. (Updated at 6:26pm 19th June 2019)

Five men have been jailed for a combined total of more than 30 years for a series of ram-raids across Surrey and Hampshire.

  • Organised crime gang jailed for series of ram-raids across Surrey and Hampshire
  • Areas targeted included; Farnham, Woking, Bordon and East Horsley 
  • Over £500,000 was stolen and £900,000 worth of damage caused
  • Five men have been jailed for over 30 years combined
  • Heavy machinery was stolen to commit the crimes 

The organised crime gang targeted various ATMs across our two counties - stealing over half million pounds. 

Police say they also caused £900,000 worth of damage in the incidents during July and November 2018. 

Jason Mobey, Jimmy Shea and Les Keet, conspired to target various ATMs across Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire.

Jason Mobey, Les Keet, Eric Summerfield and Melvyn Beech further conspired to violently rob a Surrey resident within their home. 

The gang would use heavy machinery to carry out the ram raids before stealing the cash machines during the hours of darkness. 

Heavy machinery and getaway vehicles would be stolen, generally from close proximity to offence locations with the group favouring rural farming locations or housing developments. 

Many of the vehicles stolen were subsequently burnt out in an attempt to destroy evidence. 

The men jailed:

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Organised crime gang; top row (L to R); Jason Mobey, Jimmy Shea, Melyn Beech. Bottom Row; Les Keet, Eric Summerfield.
  • Jason Mobey, 40, of Macdonald Road, Farnham, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary (non-dwelling) and conspiracy to commit robbery. He was jailed for 10 years, eight months.
  • Jimmy Shea, 24, of Nursery Road, Alton pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary (non-dwelling). He was jailed for six years.
  • Les Keet, 29, of Cobbetts Close, Normandy pleaded guilty conspiracy to commit burglary (non-dwelling) and conspiracy to commit robbery. He was jailed for eight years.
  • Eric Summerfield, 63, of Walnut Tree Close, Guildford pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery. He was jailed for three years, four months.
  • Melvyn Beech, 47, of Kingston Road, Leatherhead pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery. He was jailed for three years, four months.

Mobey, Shea and Keet have also been handed a Serious Crime Prevention Order, to last five years.

 

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