A Doncaster burglar, who broke into 10 Cantley homes over two months, has been jailed for more than three-and-a-half years.
Steven Kime, 21, of no fixed abode but from the Cantley area, was sentenced to more than at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday after pleading guilty to burglary.
Kime broke into a property on Cantley Lane on the morning of August 15, 2014 and stole high value jewellery and electrical items.
He was seen by a witness in the back garden of the property who then followed Kime and saw him dispose of a large bag in a wooded area nearby.
The witness then flagged down a passing police officer who arrested Kime and found the stolen property which was returned to the victim.
He was later charged with burglary.
Kime admitted the offence at court and also asked for nine other burglaries to be taken into consideration.
These offences were all committed in the Cantley area between June and August 2014.
Investigating officer PC Mark Parry said: “Kime is a prolific Burglar who was responsible for a spate of burglaries across the Cantley area over a very short period of time.
“He paid no regard for the victims of each offence who were all incredibly upset and in fear following his actions. Sentimental property was also stolen that will never be replaced.
“At least the victims can have some closure by the fact Kime has received a fair and substantial prison sentence as a result of his offending.
“Had it not been for a witness who followed the offender before pointing him out to a police officer, it is very likely that he would have continued to commit similar offences.
“As such, this person deserves a lot of credit and I would like to express my thanks.”