A group of men from Birmingham and London who went on a “rampage” of violent robberies and burglaries across the West Midlands have been jailed for more than 100 years collectively.

The gang’s multiple violent offences included a bank robbery in Sutton Coldfield in 2013, where they escaped with £700,000.

Their series of crimes came to an end in 2014, where a handful of the gang attempted to rob a supermarket in Tamworth. Staff at the supermarket raised the alarms and police officers arrived at the scene to make the arrests.

The Police inquiry revealed how the gang had planned to burgle the home of a 90 year old from Solihull who had legally held firearms in his house.