Two men have been jailed for a string of burglaries across the South East which included taking a rhino head from Haslemere Museum in Surrey.
Appearing at Guildford Crown Court on
September 7, Jamie Channon, 33, and 30-year-old Tony Moore, both of
Tilbury, Essex, were sentenced for their parts in the Haslemere
theft and a series of others at 13 supermarkets, after both being
charged with conspiracy to burgle. Channon was sentenced to seven
years and Moore to five years in total (three and two years
respectively for the rhino head break-in).
They were caught after a BBC
Crimewatch appeal in September last year, following the
theft at the museum in May 2011.
In July, a 19-year-old Iraqi immigrant was jailed for two and a
half years at Norwich Crown Court for his part in a gang's attempt
to steal a rhino horn from Norwich Castle in February.