TWO burglars who cut a hole in the roof of commercial premises to raid four shops have both been jailed.

David Hewitt, 37, and Craig Dalton, 29, who both have criminal records dating back to when they were teenagers, targetted premises on Racecommon Road, Barnsley.

They used a ladder to get on top of the building and then made a hole in the roof of a dental surgery and dropped down into the loft space, Sheffield Crown Court was told.

The pair entered through a ceiling loft hatch and cut the wires on a hi-fi system causing £450 worth of damage, before forcing a door to enter The Sports Clinic next door.

They stole CDs and a £20 cash float before going into Tony's Barbers.

Cigarettes, t-shirts, hair and shaving equipment, £20 from the till and even two charity boxes were taken by the intruders who also smashed a window.

Hewitt and Dalton then forced a storeroom door and stole two sat nav devices from Yorkshire Rose Travel.

When interviewed by police they each blamed one another for the break-ins.

Hewitt, of Haworth Close, Monk Bretton and Dalton, of Race Street, Barnsley, jointly admitted four burglaries on May 11.

Hewitt was jailed for two years and one month and Dalton for 12 months.