A SECOND man has been jailed over a burglary in Ringwood.
Quincy Rufus Digby Hopkins, 26, of Hightown Road in Ringwood, appeared before Southampton Crown Court Monday (April 3), where he was sentenced to 15 months in prison.
The court heard how on 14 February last year, Hopkins forced entry into the annex of a property in Cloughs Road, Ringwood, and stole cash, cigarettes and several watches.
The 26-year-old was identified after blood left at the scene returned a positive DNA match.
William George Sheen, 26, of Clarks Close in Ringwood, was previously sentenced to 28 months in prison for this burglary and others.
Police Staff Investigator Stephen Hortin, from Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary’s Operation Hawk Team, said: “I am pleased with the result of this sentencing, and that both Hopkins and Sheen will be spending time in prison for this burglary.
“Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Constabulary work hard to protect our communities from all types of offences. Burglaries are a deeply damaging offence for the victims, and we take them very seriously.
“Getting justice for this victim and having two burglars off the streets is a positive outcome for the communities we strive to protect.”