Four men were today sent to prison for their part in a series of 23 burglaries in which around £160,000 worth of property was stolen across Hampshire, Sussex and Dorset.
A total of five men were charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, and pleaded guilty to a number of separate offences of burglary when they appeared before Southampton Crown Court on April 18th this year. The fifth will be sentenced at a later date.
This is a great example of cross-border working with other forces to deliver a strong message that the police will support businesses in tackling burglary –more important than ever in this difficult financial climate.
This is an excellent example of the way in which different forces work together to target offenders who operate across force boundaries committing serious crimes. Through our combined efforts we have succeeded in bringing these offenders to justice and I hope that the significant sentences received by the defendants send a strong deterrent message to similar offenders.