HOUSEHOLDERS have been reminded of safety measures they can take after a burglar was jailed for four years.
Daniel Schofield, 26, was caged by a Leeds Crown Court judge for a burglary at Cornmill Lane in Liversedge on July 21.
He had sneaked in through an insecure door before stealing the keys to a Mazda car and driving off. Schofield was caught after fingerprints were found on a door handle at the house.
Kirklees Det Insp Jim Griffiths said public information had helped bring him to justice.
He added: “I am pleased with the sentence handed down and hope it sends out a clear message to others who are considering involving themselves in such offences – you will be caught and you will face the consequences of your actions.
“I would continue to remind people about the importance of keeping their properties secure and the measures they can take, such as locking doors, leaving lights on and drawing the curtains.”