A man has been jailed for over two years for twice burgling a house in Morecambe.
Gary Nelson, 23, of no fixed address, broke into a semi-detached house in Heysham on June 19 then returned four days later and burgled it again.
On June 19 Nelson broke into the semi-detached house on Redshank Drive and stole jewellery, a games console, i-pod and mobile phone.
These were later found to have been fraudulently sold on locally.
He also took house and car keys.
Whilst being sought by the police, on June 23 Nelson returned to the same home and stole the car from the drive.
He drove the Hyundai Getz to Newby Bridge in Cumbria, where it was spotted by police.
Nelson ran from the car, but following an extensive search was located close by and arrested.
Nelson was charged with dwelling burglary, fraud, unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle and other driving and licence document offences.
He appeared at Preston Crown Court on August 8 where he pleaded guilty to all the offences. Nelson was given a custodial sentence of 876 days for burglary, eight months for fraud and two months for unauthorised taking of a motor vehicle and the driving offences, and ordered to pay the victim £120.
PC Paul Morris said: “Nelson failed to provide any comment to police about the incidents but I am pleased he has now admitted his crimes and I hope this outcome shows that we continue to be committed to tackling those individuals that cause the fear and upset that come with being a victim of a burglary.”