Gun shop gang jailed after ordering two lamb burger meals at takeaway

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    A gang who stole firearms from a gun shop were foiled when one of them used his phone to order two lamb burger meals from a takeaway.

    The four men, all from Sheffield, have been jailed after raiding Hardy's Gunsmiths on April 3, 2020.

    The men were charged following a "meticulous" two-year investigation, police said.

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    Andrew Cross, Andrew Coy and Shabaz Ismail, who all hail from Sheffield, and Musfer Jabbar, of no fixed address, were sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court.

    The gang were foiled after Jabbar was seen on CCTV making a phone call, ordering a takeaway, South Yorkshire Police said.

    A force spokesman said: "This crucially placed them at the scene of the burglary."

    A vehicle rented by Coy was also seen on the CCTV footage.

    The force said Coy and Cross drove the vehicle that had the transported the stolen firearms to a address in Sheffield.

    According to police, almost half of the firearms stolen has since been recovered in London and West Yorkshire.

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    Cross, Coy and Ismail all pleaded guilty to their respective charges while Jabbar was also found guilty of several convictions.

    Cross, 40, pleaded guilty to burglary, possession of firearm without a certificate and possession of a firearm when prohibited as he received a nine-year sentence.

    Coy, 35, fared slightly better as he pleaded guilty to burglary and possession of a firearm without a certificate as he was jailed for five years and 10 months.

    Alongside pleading guilty to burglary, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a firearm without a certificate, Ismail, 22, also admitted guilt to other weapon and drug offences as he was jailed for over eight years.

    Jabbar, 22, was jailed for nine years after being found guilty of burglary, possession of a firearm without a certificate and possession with intent to supply class A drugs.

    Det Con Scott Davies said: "This was a burglary where Ismail and Jabbar took advantage of an insecure building and arranged for the guns to be removed, resulting in a number of firearms potentially ending up in the wrong hands, with a number still at large and possibly on the country's streets."


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