Man jailed for business burglaries in Horndean, Havant and Rowlands Castle
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A man has been sentenced to 20 months in jail for four burglaries that took place in Horndean, Havant and Rowlands Castle.
William Gould, 46, of no fixed abode, was sentenced on Friday, 4 November at Portsmouth Crown Court after pleading guilty to four counts of burglary at an earlier hearing.
The charges relate to the following incidents that took place between 8 June and 28 July:
At around 2am on Wednesday, 8 June, entry was gained to The Golden Lion pub on Bedhampton Road, Havant and a safe was stolen.
Between 5pm on Monday, 25 July and 8.30am on Tuesday, 26 July, entry was gained to Hair Raising on Portsmouth Road, Horndean. A quantity of cash from the till and tip jar, an I-pad and three pairs of GHD hair straighteners were stolen.
In the early hours of Wednesday, 27 July, entry was gained to the Harvester on Whichers Gate Road, Rowlands Castle and a charity box was stolen.
In the early hours of Thursday, 28 July, entry was gained to Barber on the Green in Durrants Road, Rowlands Castle. A quantity of cash, an I-pad, two books, a camera and card payment machine were stolen.
Appearing at Portsmouth Crown Court on Friday, 4 November, Gould was jailed for 20 months.
Police Constable Darren Tombs from the Eastern Investigation Team said: “We know that burglaries such as these not only have an impact on businesses and their owners but the community also suffer when local businesses are disrupted.
“I hope this sentence sends a clear message that we will not tolerate crimes of this nature and we are committed to identifying those responsible and bring them to justice.”