Jason Geddes, 40, of no fixed abode was sentenced to three years behind bars on Friday 5 January after pleading guilty to burgling a home in November 2017.
In the morning of Sunday 26 November, Geddes forced open a kitchen window of a home on Maryfield off Chapel Road. Geddes, with no regard for the occupants that were at home, decided to enter one of the bedrooms and start making demands for cash to a woman, still in her bed.
The woman’s brother who was staying the night, overhead the disturbance in the other room and chased Geddes out the address. As Geddes was leaving, he dropped some keys.
The occupants reported a mobile phone and £55 cash missing.
Officers in the Operation Hawk team who were investigating the burglary quickly identified the address the keys were linked to, where Geddes happened to be staying temporarily. He was promptly arrested within 24 hours of the burglary and charged a day later.
On Friday (January 5) he pleaded guilty to burglary at Southampton Crown Court and he was sentenced to three years in prison.
PC Ian Pierce from the Operation Hawk Team based at Southampton Central Police Station said: “Geddes broke into a home with no thought to the distress he may cause to the occupants. He climbed in through a window just after 6am on a Sunday morning and without hesitating confronted people inside, making demands.
“For all his selfish efforts, he made off with just a mobile phone and a few notes, leaving the occupants scared and in shock. Finding an intruder in your home has a lasting effect on people.
“Operation Hawk is committed to keeping homes in Southampton safer and getting justice for victims.”