Two men have been sentenced after officers found suspicious items in their car which suggested they were going to commit thefts.
Their car also collided with a bus while the men were trying to escape police in Southall.
Adrian Goldsmith, 49, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to 21 months' imprisonment for going equipped for theft at Isleworth Crown Court on May 13, a police press release said. He was found guilty following a trial on April 8.
Police added that Stephen Cartwright, 54, of Station Road, Birmingham, had previously pleaded guilty at Isleworth Crown Court on January 26 to going equipped for theft, dangerous driving and driving while disqualified. He was sentenced to a total of 28 months' imprisonment on January 26. He has also been disqualified from driving for three years and had his licence endorsed.
On October 28, 2014, officers were on patrol when a black Ford Focus being driven by Cartwright with Goldsmith in the passenger seat drove past them in The Green, Southall. Checks were conducted on the vehicle and it came back to be a black Ford Fiesta, not a Focus.
The car was pulled over in Park Avenue and Cartwright was spoken to. He said he was the owner of the car, police said.
He was asked to get out of the car but Cartwright then reversed and drove off from officers down Avenue Road.
Officers followed until Cartwright and Goldsmith abandoned the car in Boyd Avenue and ran off into Southall Park. Officers detained them in Park View Road.
The car was searched and a pair of scissors, screwdrivers, a set of 'Allen keys', two rolls of double-sided tape, two woollen hats, two sets of gloves and two hi-vis jackets were found inside.
Cartwright and Goldsmith were arrested on suspicion of going equipped for theft, police said. Officers were then notified that Cartwright had collided with a bus in Park Avenue while trying to evade police.
Checks on Cartwright showed he was disqualified from driving for an offence in 2013 and he was also arrested for dangerous driving and driving while disqualified.
Both men were charged on October 29, 2014. Cartwright pleaded guilty and Goldsmith was found guilty following a trial.
DC Jaspal Bains from Ealing CID said: "This sentence demonstrates our commitment to ensuring those who engage in criminal activity are taken off our streets."