They were six Mexicans who had entered Britain last October on tourist visas to watch their footballing heroes including Manchester United's Mexican striker Javier Hernandez at– but they spent too much on drinks and suddenly discovered their pockets were empty.
Therefore they planned a way out – they went in for burglary.
None of the Mexican tourists knew each other and had struck up an acquaintance in a London Nightclub for a common cause – the cause of laying hands on some easy money.
Over a period of six days between 16th and 21st of November, they had committed six break-ins in west Lancashire and also in Strathclyde in Scotland and Cumbria. They would smash the front doors and decamp with jewelry, cash and electrical equipment.
Three of them will have to serve out sentences of two years each and the remaining of 14-months each – they would be deported after serving out the sentences.