A burglar who was traced after leaving his prescription drugs close to a crime scene has appeared in court.
Kyle Godber broke into a home on Chestnut Road, Ollerton, while the occupants were asleep upstairs and stole a laptop, record player and cash.
The homeowners only discovered the burglary had taken place the following morning.
However, Godber had left a plastic bag containing tablets prescribed to him in the back garden of a home further down the road.
He was caught on CCTV entering the garden on the night of the burglary was reported, in the early hours of 15 November 2021.
The homeowner informed police about the bag and its contents, which allowed officers to trace Godber.
Godber, aged 29, of Poplar Close, Hackney, London, admitted burglary with intent to steal at an earlier hearing and was given a 12-month community order, with a rehabilitation requirement, at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday (August 18).
Detective Constable Andrew Brownless, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Godber committed this offences without any regard whatsoever for the financial and emotional impact on the victim.
“I am pleased he has been put before the courts. The force takes all reports of burglary extremely seriously and is committed to both preventing burglaries before they happen and pursuing burglars who blight our communities and bringing them to justice.”