A Rochdale man who stole gold jewellery from a house in Lambley has been jailed for four years.
Thomas Hallissey, of Wren Green in Rochdale, travelled to Nottingham to target Asian families for their gold jewellery.
He smashed a window on the first floor of a house in Spring Lane, Lambley, on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 and stole gold jewellery.
The following Tuesday (23 February 23, 2016) he used extendable ladders to access a first floor window of a house in Gunnersbury Way, Nuthall. Cash and gold jewellery were stolen.
In both incidents residents returned to find their homes ransacked.
The 48-year-old was identified through DNA left at the scene along with CCTV footage.
Hallissey previously admitted two counts of burglary and theft and was sentenced at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday 7 April 2016.