Three burglars who stole £100,000 and ransacked homes across Hertfordshire have been jailed.

Saimir Dyzeni, Florjan Dani and Albion Dani were sentenced at St Albans Crown Court on Friday, May 3, where they pleaded guilty to conspiracy to burgle homes.

Dyzeni, 29, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to five years and three months behind bars, while Florjan Dani, 28, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to five years and three months in prison.

Albion Dani, 24, of Cranbrook Road in Ilford, was sentenced to five years and three months, plus a further three months for two counts of possession of a false ID document.

Following the conclusion of their sentences, all three men will be deported to Albania.

The trio targeted 31 homes in Three Rivers, Watford, Dacorum, Broxbourne, Welwyn Hatfield, London, Kent and Thames Valley, stealing £100,000 in jewellery and cash before often ransacking the properties.

The men were arrested by Hertfordshire officers on Friday, February 8, having been caught shortly after targeting a home in Upminster.

Officers found crowbars, multiple pairs of gloves and face coverings inside the car that the three men were arrested in.

Officers also recovered sacks of jewellery from the address they were residing at, much of which has now been identified as stolen from burglaries and returned to the rightful owners.

"We are really pleased with this result, taking three men off the street who conspired to burgle many homes within our area and the surrounding areas. This result will go a long way in our overarching goal to keep the public safe," said Detective Constable Paul Cullinan of the Specialist Investigation Team.

"We are pleased that the defendants have pleaded guilty to the offences and have now been sentenced. Their crimes had a profound effect on the homeowners who were targeted."