THREE brothers are among five men convicted today (13 June) for their part in a conspiracy to commit burglaries and robberies across the West Midlands.
At today’s hearing at Stafford Crown Court it was revealed that the men were involved in stealing high-powered vehicles, including Audis, Volkswagens and Mercedes from houses in Staffordshire and the West Midlands and using them to commit offences including a £15,000 bank robbery.
The court heard that Gavin Cotterill, and his brothers Thomas and Lee Cotterill, along with Adam Cheshire, targeted a bank in Burntwood, as well as shops, garages and cash transit vehicles.
High performance vehicles were used in the robbery of a security guard at Barclays, Cannock Road, Burntwood, where the group got away with £15,000 on 10 November 2016.
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.