A Lincoln man who stole two televisions from his own mother during a string of burglaries across the city has been jailed for two and half years.
Jason Myhill, 23, admitted taking the TVs during a burglary at his mother’s home in Troutbeck Close, Lincoln.
Jeremy Janes, prosecuting, said the burglary in December 2013 was discovered by Myhill’s grandmother.
The items taken were a 32-inch tv bought from a charity shop for £5 and a much larger 47-inch set which had been bought for £2,000.
Police suspected others must have helped Myhill to carry the TVs and a member of the public refused to help take it away in a van.
Police granted Myhill bail, but he was arrested again in September after he was spotted hiding in a garden after trying to burgle a house in Dixon Street, Lincoln.
Myhill was granted bail a second time but was caught again in November after burgling a home in Henly Street, Lincoln.
Mr Janes said Myhill had used an implement to force a window and escaped with an X-box, jar of cash and a rucksack. Police linked Myhill to the burglary after he advertised the X-box online.
After his final arrest Myhill agreed to co-operate with the Operation Cleanslate scheme run by Lincolnshire Police and asked for 57 other offences to be taken into consideration when he was sentenced. They included 12 further burglaries.
Myhilll, of no fixed address, admitted two charges of burglary and one attempted burglary between December 2013 and November last year when he appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on May 1.
Passing sentence, Recorder Gareth Evans QC told him: “You stole from your mother two TVs”.