The group would steal vehicle keys and small expensive electrical items such as laptops, along with handbags wallets and cash.'The offenders then used the victims bank cards in local shops, often driving to the locations in stolen vehicles.'This black Audi was smashed up during a pursuit.

GALLERY: This is the haul of vehicles and bikes stolen by Preston burglary gang who have just been sentenced by a judge

Police have released images of the staggering haul of cars and bikes stolen by two men and their three teenage accomplices.

It comes as all five start prison or youth detention sentences for their roles in the burglary conspiracy, in which homeowners across Preston had keys and vehicles stolen during the night.

The offences occurred during a four month period between August and December 2018. Among their ill gotten gains was this stolen blue car.

1. Blue stolen car

The offences occurred during a four month period between August and December 2018. Among their ill gotten gains was this stolen blue car.
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A stolen BMW was found on Goosnargh Lane with Craigies fingerprints inside and a torch with the 15-year-old's DNA on it.

2. Silver BMW recovered by police

A stolen BMW was found on Goosnargh Lane with Craigies fingerprints inside and a torch with the 15-year-old's DNA on it.
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On November 20, an Audi Q5 was stolen from Pendlebury Close during a burglary, along with a hand bag.''On November 21, the car - bearing false plates - was involved in a police chase.''The high value Audi was pursued by police officers but they had to abandon the pursuit after it was deemed the manner in which it was driven posed a "very real danger "to members of the public.

3. Stolen black Audi

On November 20, an Audi Q5 was stolen from Pendlebury Close during a burglary, along with a hand bag.''On November 21, the car - bearing false plates - was involved in a police chase.''The high value Audi was pursued by police officers but they had to abandon the pursuit after it was deemed the manner in which it was driven posed a "very real danger "to members of the public.
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When the three youths were arrested by police, each had a stolen bike.

4. Stolen Cannondale bike recovered

When the three youths were arrested by police, each had a stolen bike.
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