A man has been jailed after he attempted to burgle a house and broke into cars in the Quarndon and Kirk Langley areas of Derby.
Lee Knowles attempted to break into a property in Skitteridge Wood Road in the early hours of 24 November. He then went on to steal a passport and a bank card from a car in Phildock Wood Road, later using the card at a petrol station in Mackworth.
In the early hours of 25 November, he broke into another car in Samuel Road, and stole a phone from within.
The 42-year-old of Wolfa Street, Derby was arrested on 29th November.
He was charged with two counts of theft from a motor vehicle, fraud by false representation, and attempted burglary and remanded to appear at court.
A magistrate jailed Knowles during an appearance at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court, sentencing him to 44 weeks imprisonment.
Sergeant Jo-Anne Brooks from Amber Valley Safer Neighbourhood Team, said:
“Lee Knowles is a prolific thief who targeted the Quarndon and Kirk Langley areas of Derby with his offending.
“He was swiftly detained, charged, and remanded by the Amber Valley Team and we are pleased that a Magistrate took the opportunity to jail him, putting paid to his criminal spree.
“We take crimes of this type very seriously and will always act upon any such reports, however there are certain things you can do to make it less likely that you will become a target for opportunistic criminals.