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Gang jailed after ‘crime spree’ across Sheffield: theft, burglary, and robbery

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Jack Flint-Downing Christopher Syhas and Luke Comer

Jack Flint-Downing, 26, Christopher Syhas, 26, and Luke Comer, 27, have all appeared at Sheffield Crown Court for their involvement in the rampage in the Totley and Gleadless communities. The three have been sentenced to a total of 19 and a half years in prison.

One of the men used a knife and a crowbar to plunder his victims in one of the horrifying attacks. South Yorkshire Police stated that the convictions demonstrated the force’s sustained dedication to combating burglaries and robberies in the region.

Investigating officer PC Katie Gillatt said: “We know the harm burglary and robbery can cause and the long-term implications it can have on victims. This is why we are committed to making sure we take all action possible to put these offenders before the courts.

“I am pleased that the courts have taken the crimes Flint-Downing, Syphas and Comer committed seriously, after the three persistently caused distress to innocent members of our communities. They are now locked away from causing further fear or harm.”

Jack Flint-Downing, age 26, was charged with nine counts of burglary, two counts of theft, one count of robbery, one count of attempted burglary, one count of taking of a motor vehicle, and three counts of driving while disqualified. He pleaded guilty to all charges during an earlier court appearance and was sentenced to 11 years in prison this week.

Christopher Syphas, age 26, was charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of theft. Following his guilty admission of guilt, he was sentenced to two years and six months in prison.

In addition, Luke Comer, 27, of Highgate, was given a six-year sentence after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to two counts of theft and one count of burglary. Comer committed the crimes with Flint-Downing on April 4, 2022, using a knife and hammer to steal from his victims.

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