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They broke into homes disabled alarm systems and ransacked the properties for jewellery, hand-bags and other valuable accessories

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TWO Irishmen have pleaded guilty to being part of gang that carried out stg£90,000 worth of burglaries in Scotland.

James Connors, 23, and Michael Connors, 22, were part of a gang that targeted wealthy Asian families in a series of planned raids.

They broke into homes disabled alarm systems and ransacked the properties for jewellery, hand-bags and other valuable accessories.

Police in Lanarkshire set up an investigation in February in 2017 after the raids began in January 2017 and continued for a year including one in which handbags and jewellery worth £65,000 stolen.

In one raid a neighbour watched as men in balaclavas ran from a property and left in a waiting car.

The men were caught red-handed in May last year, according to the Scottish Sun newspaper, when police raided a hotel room and discovered a stash of stolen goods.

Officers believe a list of addresses found in the room were targets lined up by the gang.

A list of addresses was also found and police believe this contained other potential targets for the gang.

The two men are due to be sentenced next month.


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