Thieves took selfies in gambling machine raids

2 thieves who photographed themselves after taking thousands of pounds from gambling machines have actually been sentenced at Bradford Crown Court.


Benjamin Robinson, 30, and Daniel Hutchinson, 24, took presenting and smiling selfies after the thefts.

North Yorkshire Police found more than 3,000 in revenue, balaclavas and a screwdriver when they were dropped in their automobile in Skipton in June 2014.

They admitted conspiracy to steal at a previous court hearing on 23 November.

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The duo wore balaclavas to disguise themselves throughout the fruit machine raids, which they carried out across the UK, the force said.

Officers stopped them at about midnight on 27 June on the A65 at Gargrave after they were caught speeding.

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During a search of their Vauxhall Insignia, cops found more than a thousand 1 coins and 2,000 in notes.

Det Ch Insp Matt Walker, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “We knew we hit the mark when we investigated these lemons.”

“These offenders carried out a string of criminal offenses with no idea for the businesses they were targeting – but eventually their greed, conceit and affinity for selfies proved to be their downfall.”

Robinson, of Harrogate Road, Bradford, was imprisoned for 32 months while Hutchinson, of Damon Avenue, Bradford, was sentenced to 6 months in prison, suspended for 2 years.

Hutchinson was likewise purchased to perform 120 hours of unsettled work.