Gold jewellery robbers jailed

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Blackburn pair targeted homes of Asian families

TWO Blackburn robbers who preyed on the homes of Asian families stealing over £100,000 worth of gold jewellery have been jailed.

Bilal Zeb, 20, and Waqaar Ali, 20, both from Blackburn targeted Asian homes in the city over a five month period.

The pair, whose prime motive was to steal high value gold jewellery, were responsible for 12 burglaries between September 2008 and February 2009.

They were arrested following a lengthy investigation by Blackburn police officers. 

Both men were sentenced to four years each after pleading guilty.

PC Andy Lever from Eastern Division’s Burglary Team said: “Zeb and Ali are both prolific burglars who persistently targeted people’s homes on the lookout for Asian jewellery and I am satisfied with the result.”

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