Robert Smith, 24, of Hockenden Lane, Kent, Steven Coughlan, 26, of Eleanor Street, London, and another 29-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were each sentenced for conspiracy to burgle at Cambridge Crown Court, having pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing.
A 15-year-old boy from London who had also pleaded guilty to burglary was sentenced to a four-month detention and training order.
When CCTV from the previous day was checked, Smith, Coughlan and the 29 year old were identified, surveying the museum and paying particular attention to the Chinese gallery which housed the stolen artefacts.
‘Sadly the items, which are of huge cultural significance, have still not been traced but we remain committed to following any new lines of enquiry that could lead to their recovery.’
Anyone with information that they believe could lead to tracing the stolen property can call 01733 863157 or 08703 120535, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CCTV footage released by Cambridgeshire police