A house burglar has been locked up after his fingerprints were found on two bottles of cider left at the address.
Delroy Melady broke into the Victorian home in Loughborough Road, West Bridgford, on 15 September 2022.
The 44-year-old stole hundreds of pounds worth of alcohol, a Fitbit and a bottle of perfume from the property.
Following extensive inquiries Melady was later arrested after officers spotted him in Nottingham city centre and he was subsequently charged.
Melady, formerly of Querneby Road, Mapperley, went on to plead guilty to burglary and he was jailed for four years when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing on 2 November 2022.
Detective Inspector Paul Lefford, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Melady is a prolific offender who committed this burglary without any regard whatsoever for the immense distress caused to his victims.
“I’m very pleased he is now off the streets and I hope that his imprisonment will reassure people the force takes all reports of burglary very seriously and will investigate reports.
“We know burglary is an incredibly invasive and impactful crime that can make people feel unsafe in their own homes. That’s why we continue to work hard to prevent burglaries before they happen and to pursue burglars who blight our communities and bring them to justice.”