A bungling burglar broke his ankle when he leapt from a balcony after targeting the same Preston property three times.
Anthony Moss, 24, of no fixed address, was sent to prison for three years and four months at Preston Crown Court after being found guilty of three counts of burglary with intent to steal, and one count of attempted burglary with intent to steal.
He was also found guilty of one count of theft from a motor vehicle and two counts of fraud by false representation.
Two of the dwelling burglary offences and the attempted dwelling burglary offence all took place at the same address in Fulwood Row, Preston.
During the third attempt, Moss was discovered by the occupant, and attempted to escape by jumping from a first floor balcony, fracturing his ankle in the process.
On another occasion, Moss used a door key he had obtained from his younger brother under duress to burgle the home of his estranged family while they were away on holiday.
Det Insp Warren Atkinson said after sentencing: “This is an excellent result for the victims of the burglaries.
“Moss has shown little remorse for his offending, and clearly gave no consideration to the impact of his offending, given he attempted to burgle the same house three times.”