A burglar who left behind forensic evidence when he broke into a Marlow home has been jailed and will be deported.

Miguel Leva Medina broke into a house on Beechwood Drive by smashing a bedroom window at some point between 10pm on May 31 and June 1 last year.

He stole jewellery, handbags, sunglasses, cash and perfumes.

But the bungling burglar, of Fairview Place in London, left behind forensic evidence which led to him being identified and arrested on June 30 this year.

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At a hearing at Aylesbury Crown Court on Friday, September 4, Medina, 33, pleaded guilty to burglary and theft.

He was jailed for 14 months and will be deported back to Chile once he has finished his sentence.

Case investigator Adrian-Lee Clark, based at High Wycombe police station, said: “Burglary is a horribly invasive crime, both in terms of property stolen and the violation of a person’s address.

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“Following a thorough investigation, our CSI teams identified Medina through forensic evidence and he had no option but to admit to the offences.

“I am pleased that he will now serve a custodial sentence and can use that time to reflect on his actions.

“We will always investigate burglary offences robustly and seek to bring offenders to justice, and I would like to thank everyone who contributed to bringing Medina before the courts, that being the victim, the local community and everyone in the investigation team.”