A prolific burglar who had been out of prison for just two weeks when he broke into two Sheffield homes, has been jailed for eight years.
Jamie Randle, aged 33, broke into homes on Lathkill Road and Gleadless Road in June this year, just after being released from prison.
He also attempted to break into a house on Newlands Road in the city.
During both burglaries Randle was disturbed by occupants, one whom he pushed and the other he threatened before leaving the properties.
He was later arrested after the victims gave distinct descriptions and was then positively identified by the Gleadless Road victim.
His DNA was also found on a tool used in the Newlands Road incident.
Randle, of no fixed address, was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court on December 5 after pleading guilty to the two burglaries and one attempted burglary.
Investigating officer DC Patrick Allerton, said: “Randle is a repeat offender who targets elderly victims and this lengthy sentence reflects that.
“Let this be a deterrent to those prolific burglars out there, going into people’s homes and violating their privacy, that we will catch you and bring you to justice.”