BURGLAR Jason Lee Turner has been jailed for almost two years after conning his way inside an elderly lady's home and breaking into a flat.
The 39-year-old used a hammer to force his way inside a flat in Overton Road, Cheltenham, at around 1.50pm on January 8, where he stole a PS3 computer console, a black Dell laptop and a Nokia mobile.
Around 10 minutes later he called at the home of an 82-year-old woman, also on Overton Road, and claimed to be a council worker sent to check gas pipes.
The woman let him inside and he searched a number of rooms in the house before she became suspicious and questioned him over his identification, at which point he left. Nothing was reported stolen.
He was arrested by Gloucestershire police at 2.55pm that afternoon and was charged with two counts of burglary the following day.
Turner, of Overton Road, was sentenced to 21 months in prison at Gloucester Crown Court on February 8, after pleading guilty to two counts of burglary.