Antony Agnew, 26, of Alder Road, Southampton was part of a group of four masked burglars who ransacked a house in Dean Lane, Winchester on 4 January. They stole a watch, jewellery and clothing worth a total of £10,000.
We know this was part of a series of high value burglaries carried out in the west and north of Hampshire in January.
Agnew pleaded guilty after a hearing on 17 May and was sentenced on 25 May at Portsmouth Crown Court to three years and one month in prison.
Detective Sergeant Will Whale of Operation Hawk said:
“The identification of Agnew has disrupted a major criminal group that we know has committed further high value burglaries.
“It was clearly distressing for the victims to have to watch their home being ransacked.
“They have been traumatised by this burglary and I would like to thank them for their strength in supporting us in this complex investigation – including allowing the CCTV footage to be used in the media.
“Such is the graphic nature of the footage that we believe someone will come forward to identify the other members of this organised criminal group.
“If you have any information about the group, please call me on 101 quoting Operation Pursue.”