A man who burgled a house in Peterborough while the owners were asleep has been jailed for four years.
37 year old Bartholomew Cronin of Lincoln Road, Peterborough was sentenced at Peterborough Crown Court after pleading guilty to burglary.
On September 24 at about 2am, Cronin entered a property in Alexandra Road, Peterborough through an open window.
He carried out a search of the entire house before he was seen coming out of the bedroom, where two children were sleeping, by the male victim.
Cronin barged past the victim and made his way downstairs and back out of the window. As he was leaving the victim hit him with a towel, knocking a rolled up cigarette out of Cronin’s mouth.
Cronin got away with house keys, vehicle keys, jewellery and a laptop.
CCTV footage and DNA evidence from the cigarette linked Cronin to the scene and he was arrested on October 5 when he made a full admission. A further seven burglaries were taken into account.