A man who preyed on the elderly has been sentenced to six years and nine months behind bars for his crimes.
Raymond Cowan, aged 51, of no fixed aboded appeared at Hull Crown Court on Wednesday 6 July for sentencing after pleading guilty to three counts of burglary, two counts of theft and assaulting a police officer.
The sentencing was handed to Raymond following a series of incidents between Friday 8 April and Sunday 10 April when he identified elderly and vulnerable people, broke into their homes and took items of value.
On one occasion preying on an elderly man, Raymond watched as he withdrew £100 from a cash point which he then snatched from his hands and stole.
Detective Sergeant Andy Bradley leading the investigation said: “Nobody should be made to feel unsafe in their own home, he caused serious distress and upset to vulnerable people in a number of targeted attacks.
“This type of prolific offending will not be tolerated, and I am pleased that Raymond can no longer cause harm to members of our community.
“We would encourage residents to take precautions to ensure their home is as safe as possible, especially as the warmer months have arrived.
“Make sure your doors and windows are closed and locked when you are not in a room. We would also recommend burglar alarms and security lighting and, where appropriate, security doorbells.