A PENSNETT raider who left a woman suffering from extreme anxiety after he targeted her home twice in eight days has been jailed for three years.

Stuart White, aged 21, was told by recorder Timothy Raggatt QC that it was clear he had gone through the house during what he called “nasty” offending.

He added: “There was a very significant searching of the premises and your actions left the victim in a considerable state of distress.”

White, of Bryce Road, took a TV and other electrical goods in his first attack on the property before smashing a window when he returned to the house.

Allan Mainds, prosecuting, said White’s second visit was unsuccessful as he failed to get away with any goods before he was arrested.

He told Wolverhampton Crown Court that when the woman returned home after the first raid and found goods had been stolen she broke down in tears.

“She told police officers later that she now feels scared to be in her own home,” he said. “This has been a very traumatic experience for her.”

White denied burglary and attempted burglary, but he was found guilty by a jury after they retired to consider the evidence at the end of his trial.

The recorder said White had shown no remorse for his actions, and added: “He is still claiming he did not do it even after a trial in which his ridiculous defence that he broke the window by accident was rejected.”