A Sheffield burglar who was chased down the street by the owner of the house he stole from has been jailed for five years.
Marlon Guy Grossett, aged 28, broke into a house in Belmont Drive, Stocksbridge, last June.
Grossett - along with accomplices who the man has refused to name - proceeded to steal one of the cars from the driveway.
The occupants of the house then woke up and gave chase in another vehicle.
By chasing Grossett down, the home owners were able to pass police ‘vital information’ which led to his arrest.
Performance Crime Detective Chief Inspector Steve Whittaker said: “The victims of this burglary were able to pass police vital information that lead to the arrest of Grossett and I am grateful for their assistance and patience throughout our investigation.
“Grossett continually denied his involvement in this crime and has refused to assist us in providing the names of his accomplices, which is highly frustrating for both the victims and the officers involved.
“I am pleased he has been taken off the streets for a number of years and our work will continue to ensure that criminals like Grossett are apprehended and brought to justice.”
Grossett, of Barnsley Road, Fir Vale, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court on Wednesday.
He was sentenced to five years behind bars after being found guilty of burglary.