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Jessie Allgood, 24, forced his way into a property in Monks Grove, Peterborough, through a ground floor window between the evening of November 10 and the morning of November 12 last year.
He stole a television, two sets of car keys, jewellery and a selection of foreign currency.
Police were called and a shoe print was found on a window sill. An hour later police carried out a raid at an address in Richmond Avenue, Peterborough, where Allgood was arrested and goods stolen from the Monks Grove property were seized.
The footwear Allgood was wearing matched the prints on the window sill.
In interview, he refused to comment but later admitted the offence after being presented with evidence.
On Friday (January 14), Allgood, of Musgrove Way, St Neots, appeared at Huntingdon Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to burglary and a further theft from a car. Allgood stole an Ipod and Ipod docking station from the vehicle in the car park of The Swan pub, in High Street, Offord Cluny, on November 10th.
He also asked Judge Nicholas Coleman to take into account a further 19 burglaries and four thefts from vehicles. The offences were committed in the Werrington, Gunthorpe and Paston areas of Peterborough, and the St Neots area, within the past four months and involved Allgood stealing mostly electrical goods and jewellery.
DC John Harlock, who investigated, said: "This sentence reflects the seriousness of Allgood's crimes and will hopefully give a sense of justice to all the victims whose lives were affected.
"Allgood's offending was fuelling a drug addiction but he has now wiped his slate clean by admitting all the offences and is undergoing rehabilitation. I hope his time in prison results in him choosing a law-abiding path when he is released."