A HUDDERSFIELD teenager who preyed on the elderly and vulnerable will not be sentenced until a judge has seen a report on one of his victims.
Judge Geoffrey Kamil ordered a victim impact statement be prepared about the 86-year-old woman, who was grabbed from behind in her own home by burglar Emmanuel Jerome.
Jerome put his hands over her mouth and demanded to know where her money was kept, prosecutor Gavin Howie told Bradford Crown Court.
Jerome, 17, of Littlewood Croft, Newsome, pleaded guilty to four charges of burglary and one of attempted robbery.
Adjourning the case and remanding Jerome in custody, Judge Kamil said he also wanted a psychiatric report to assess what risk he was to the public.
Mr Howie told the court that the four burglaries were committed between April and June this year and all involved elderly women.
In the first, Jerome crawled into the home of a 91-year-old woman and made off with her bag, containing £30.
The attempted robbery of the 86-year-old was six days later and another 86-year-old became his third victim.
The final burglary was committed at the home of an 82-year-old.
She returned from church to find police at her home after a neighbour reported hearing loud bangs.
In each case forensic evidence was found linking Jerome to the crime.
Ian Mullarkey, for Jerome, said his client was a young man who had gone off the rails.
Up to 12 months ago he was of good character.
But a breakdown in his relationship with his mother had led to him becoming involved in a group taking cannabis.