A teenager who burgled a 78-year-old Sheffield woman’s home has been jailed for 12 months.
Aaron Tissington, aged 18, of Lodge Lane, Toxteth, Liverpool, broke into his victim’s home in Chancet Wood Road, Meadowhead, while she was watching television.
She heard some noises coming from her bedroom and came face-to-face with Tissington, who she ordered to leave.
The pensioner later discovered that jewellery and cash had been stolen.
She helped produce an E-fit of the burglar, who was identified by a police officer who spotted him in Sheffield city centre.
PC Paul Jenkinson, the investigating officer, said: “I would like to praise the courage of the victim in not only confronting the offender but in helping officers to compile an E-fit which ultimately led to his conviction.
“Any type of burglary is an extremely intrusive crime which is highly traumatic for the victim. In this case, the victim had a large amount of jewellery of sentimental value taken from her, which can never be replaced.
“The sentence is a testament to the work undertaken by our officers following the incident.”