A man has been sent to prison for over two years after preying on a vulnerable man in order to fuel his drug habit.

The burglar managed to talk his way into a home in Maple Close, High Wycombe this July stealing £250 in cash from a man in his seventies.

Then a month later he trespassed at the same property where he took £125 in cash, a bank card and cigarettes.

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Michael Robinson, aged 37 of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to one count of theft and one count of burglary following a hearing at Amersham Crown Court.

He was sentenced and convicted earlier this week for a total of two years, ten weeks and six days.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Dan Page, based at High Wycombe police station, said: “Robinson preyed on a vulnerable man in order to fuel his drug habit, as well as gaining entry to a residence in order to take cash and other items.

“I am satisfied with the sentence passed that will protect other vulnerable members of the community from Robinson.

“Thames Valley Police is committed to bringing offenders such as Robinson before the courts to face justice and also protecting our communities from people like him.”

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