A man has been jailed for five years after committing burglaries in Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.
Dawid Sumislawski, 32, of Leighfield Close, Bedford, was sentenced at Luton Crown Court on Wednesday (February 3) following a trial relating to a Rushden burglary in July 2015, to which he had been found guilty.
He was also convicted of criminal damage, assault with intent to injure and possession of cannabis.
Sumislawski had previously admitted three counts of burglary committed between June and September last year, one relating to a Rushden offence, two in Bedford.
He also pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation, after using a bank card stolen from one from one of the Bedford break-ins.
DC Kevin Howes, who led the case, said: “I am pleased Sumislawski has been put behind bars for his callous and costly crime spree, in which he helped himself to the hard-earned luxuries of innocent people.
“Sumislawski stole cash, jewellery and electrical goods during these break-ins and in doing so, caused immeasurable distress to his victims, one of whom was a particularly vulnerable elderly female, who lay asleep while he stole property of great sentimental value.
“Sumislawski was so brazen that he used a stolen bank card from one of the offences to fund more than £100 worth of gambling.
“We will not tolerate burglary and are investing in ever-smarter ways to trace burglars and bring them to justice.”