Three men from Cambridge who carried out a trio of burglaries in Castle Hedingham and Halstead have been jailed.

East Anglian Daily Times: Callum TonerCallum Toner (Image: Archant)

Jake Fowler and Stavious Gordon, both 24, and 21-year-old Callum Toner were arrested in connection with the burglaries, which took place in just one day on April 11 this year.

Essex Police officers were called to a home in Yeldham Road, Castle Hedingham, at 12.05pm after three men were seen trying to jemmy open a patio door.

The same house had previously been burgled on February 5 when a BMW car and other items were stolen.

While officers were at the scene, a second call of a burglary in progress came in shortly after 1pm om Beridge Road, Halstead.

East Anglian Daily Times: Stavious GordonStavious Gordon (Image: Archant)

In that incident, a four figure sum of cash was stolen among other items.

A Skoda Octavia was seen leaving the scene, which police tracked using a helicopter.

An Essex Police spokesman said the car rammed into a police vehicle and struck a member of the public’s car, before being found abandoned in the Tesco New Street car park at around 2.20pm.

A further burglary in Oak Road, Halstead was also reported on the same day, which happened between 10am and 3.30pm.

East Anglian Daily Times: Jake FowlerJake Fowler (Image: Archant)

Nothing was stolen in the third incident.

The three were tried at Cambridge Crown Court last month.

Fowler, unemployed, of Ditton Fields, Cambridge, admitted one charge of conspiracy to burgle, which related to all four incidents.

He also admitted four counts of receiving stolen goods in connection with incidents in Cambridgeshire.

He was jailed at Cambridge Crown Court on Friday October 21 for three years and six months in total.

Stavious Gordon, 24, of Barnwell Road, Cambridge, admitted the same charges and was jailed for three years and six months in total when he was sentenced at Cambridge Crown Court on Tuesday October 25.

Toner, a civil engineer, of Brooks Road, Cambridge, admitted conspiracy to burgle and was jailed at the same court on Friday October 21 for three years and six months in total.

Detective Constable Nicholas Campbell, of Braintree CID, said after the hearing: “We are pleased these prolific offenders have now been brought to justice and Essex Police remains committed to driving down burglaries.

“This was a complex investigation, with officers and staff from across the Braintree policing team carrying out a huge amount of work in partnership with our colleagues in Cambridgeshire and the Crown Prosecution Service to secure these prosecutions.”