A man and two teenagers ransacked a garage before dumping the stolen property worth hundreds of pounds.
They were disturbed by a woman camping in a nearby garden with her children.
Ali Shah, 21, of Spring Street in Springwood; Daniel Dyson, 18, of Newlands Avenue in Clayton West, and Jordan Foster, 18, of Cambridge Hotel in Clare Hill, appeared at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court.
They admitted burgling the Berry Brow property in the early hours of May 18.
The group also admitted breaking into the owner’s car, causing substantial damage.
Alex Bozman, prosecuting, said that they broke into the detached garage on Hangingstone Road at around 1am.
They stole £375 worth of items, including an electric chainsaw, golf clubs, a coin collection and a silver heart-shaped pendant
Mr Bozman said: “A neighbour heard some activity because she was camping in the garden. She saw the men by the garage and called police.”
The property’s owner Ashley Beaumont was woken and made aware of what had happened.
The men had also broken into his Peugeot 207, causing extensive damage and taking documents from the glove box.
Mr Bozman said: “The property was found dumped in some long grass later.”
Jonathan Slawinski, mitigating, described the offence as a ‘ransacking’.
He said: “It’s an offence that’s been committed by young men to get items to sell on.”
He added that the goods have since been returned to the owner.
District Judge Michael Fanning ordered a full report before sentencing the group.
This will take place on September 11.
In the meantime they must comply with a curfew and not associate with each other.