Man who burgled Salisbury home sentenced to prison

Man who burgled Salisbury home sentenced to prison

Published by Jack Deery at 3:28pm 30th June 2020. (Updated at 3:44pm 30th June 2020)

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Andrew Evan Smith, of Goldsmith Avenue in Southsea, stole thousands of pounds worth of jewellery in a number of incidents.

The 34 year old was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison after a string of burglaries in Hampshire and one in Salisbury, 

In April this year, Smith broke into a property on Australian Avenue and stole jewellery, computers and a car that was parked outside of the house. 

The vehicle was later recovered on the Hampshire/Surrey border. 

Inspector Pete Sparrow, from the Salisbury Area Community Policing Team, said:  

"Following the burglary in Salisbury, our local Community Tasking Team worked hard with colleagues in Hampshire Police which led to the arrest this prolific offender. 

This is a good result; one which shows the benefits of partnership working with police and agencies across borders. 

This news is no doubt welcomed by this man's victims, who he caused much misery to by breaking in to their homes, including those living in Australian Avenue." 

Smith was caught after an investigation by Hampshire Police's Operation Hawk team.

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