Five men have been jailed for a total of 20 years and seven months after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary.
The men, all from Northamptonshire, were sentenced on Friday (26 January) at Northampton Crown Court.
Grant Smith, aged 32, of Whitford Drive, Kettering, was sentenced to three years and three months.
Michael Cooper, aged 33, of Yarwell Court, Kettering, was sentenced to four years and 10 months.
Jay Buckland, aged 29, of Woodland Drive, Burton Latimer, was sentenced to five years and three months.
Andrew Linnell, aged 33, of Pennine Way, Kettering, was sentenced to four years and one month.
Dominic Watts, aged 23, of Whitford Drive, Kettering, was sentenced to three years and two months.
The offences, which relate to the conspiracy to steal high-value motorbikes, took place during April 2017 in Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Cambridgeshire and were investigated by Northamptonshire Police.
Detective Sergeant Ryan Catling, who led the investigation, said: “Northamptonshire Police is committed to robustly pursuing organised criminality and we welcome the sentence handed down in this case, and hope it demonstrates the seriousness with which the police and courts take this type of crime.
“The offenders, who all lived in the Kettering area of Northamptonshire, conspired together to commit several burglaries in different counties, specifically targeting high end, expensive motorbikes, to the value of nearly £190,000.
“It was a complex investigation and our detectives worked closely with officers from a number of police forces. Through this, we were able to gather intelligence and use other proactive tactics to establish evidence of conspiracy, which culminated in their arrest, charge and ultimate conviction.”
Detective Inspector Wayne Preece added: “Northamptonshire Police took the lead in this investigation because the suspects were identified as living in the county and because of the potential harm we believed they could do to businesses and the local community within Northamptonshire.
“These offenders were audacious in their crimes and thought they could get away with it. However, following a thorough and detailed investigation, and close liaison with colleagues in other forces, we were able to quickly arrest and charge those involved and bring them to justice.”
The offences took place in Abingdon in Oxfordshire, Swindon in Wiltshire and Harston and Wansford in Cambridgeshire.