A man has been sentenced to prison for burglary following a Thames Valley Police investigation.
Jerry Johnson, 49, of Chimney Corner, Kempston Hardwick, Bedfordshire, pleaded guilty to one count of burglary at Aylesbury Crown Court on Thursday.
He was sentenced to a total of two years and five months’ imprisonment the same day.
On 8 June, Johnson approached the victim, a 74-year-old man, and offered gardening work which was accepted.
Johnson then returned to the address in Bletchley and entered the property before stealing a safe containing jewellery.
He was charged with one count of burglary on 14 June.
Officer in the case, Detective Constable Kerry Mitchell, of the Investigation Hub at Milton Keynes, said: “We would like to remind members of the public not to accept offers of work from people canvassing door to door.
“We advise people to always use reputable tradespersons that you trust and have provided you with written quotes.
“We will investigate all reports of burglary extremely seriously, and if convicted the offenders can expect to receive a substantial sentence.”