A Doncaster man has been jailed for six years for a sneak-in burglary.
Joe Frost, aged 27, of Durham Road, Doncaster, admitted sneaking into his elderly victim’s home through an insecure door as the 74-year-old woman slept upstairs.
Once inside the property in Cleethorpes, he stole her handbag and car keys and drove away in her silver Peugeot 208.
At a hearing at Sheffield Crown Court Frost also admitted driving whilst disqualified.
The incident, which happened on Friday, May 29, was a ‘third strike’ offence, with Frost described as having a ‘bad record for dishonesty and vehicle crime’.
He was jailed for four years and eight months for the burglary, 10 months consecutively for the theft of the car and four months consecutively for driving whilst disqualified.
A Humberside Police spokesman said: “The conviction comes following the launch of the Humberside Police Summer Burglary Campaign, which urges members of the public to ensure they do not provide tempting targets for thieves.
“Residents are being asked to assist the force by keeping their properties secure, register property onto www.immobilise.com so it can be identified and returned if lost or stolen and by calling Humberside Police with information about criminality.
“The public should call the police if they see people acting suspiciously in their community, if there is a burglary in progress or if they have details about those involved in criminality.”