A prolific burglar who raided more than 20 homes across Glapwell, Doe Lea and Scarcliffe has been jailed for seven years.
Sean Sisson (24), of no fixed address, admitted three burglaries on East Street and Bramley Road, Doe Lea, and Main Street, Scarcliffe between December 2011 and March 2012.
He also asked the judge to take 22 other burglaries into account when passing sentence at Derby Crown Court.
He told police of homes he had burgled and officers conducted searches through crime reports, matching them up to what Sisson had confessed to. Police then contacted each of his victims to tell them the culprit for their crime had been caught.
Sisson also admitted to a robbery at Cash-4-Clothes shop in Chesterfield in November 2011 and possessing heroin.