A 42-year-old man broke into his mother’s home on two occasions and stole jewellery which he pawned because he was short of money, a court has been told.
Mark Andrew Humphrey of St Giles Avenue, Sleaford admitted two charges of burglary with intent to steal at his mother’s address at Main Road, Roughton, Woodhall Spa, when he appeared at Skegness Magistrates’ Court.
Daniel Pietryka, prosecuting, said that on February 3 and again on the 4th, Humphrey, having first checked his mother was out by telephoning the house, let himself into his mother’s house at Woodhall Spa with a key he had obtained.
He took food from the freezer and stole jewellery which he later pawned for £75, he said. Humphrey later admitted to police that he had done so because he was ‘struggling for money’,
In mitigation, Gary Farmer said Humphrey had gone through a divorce and become homeless. The magistrates adjourned for sentence on May 11.