Two men who broke into a house in Loughborough where young children were inside have been jailed.
The men stole keys to two high-end value cars before driving off in them.
Josh Kind, 18, and Clayton Goodwin, 23, both from Loughborough, were sentenced at Leicester Crown Court. The pair pleaded guilty to the burglary at the property in Pantain Road earlier this year.
Kind and Goodwin forced their way into the property in the early hours and stole keys to a Jaguar XE and an Audi A5 which were parked outside the house.
Kind also admitted burglary at a property in Outwoods Drive, a few days after the break-in at Pantain Road. The keys to two cars were stolen from this property as well.
Goodwin also pleaded guilty to a separate crime in assisting in the retention or removal of a Ford Fiesta, which was stolen during a burglary in Thurmaston in April.
All the vehicles have since been recovered.
Kind was sentenced to two years and nine months in a young offender’s institution while Goodwin was jailed for two years and nine months.
Detective Constable Stephen Henderson said: “I am aware that the offences committed by these two defendants caused huge concern among residents in Loughborough as it did to ourselves.”
“People were in the properties at the time of the burglaries which were committed and it is fortunate no-one was injured as a result.”
“We will not tolerate these crimes being committed and this distress being caused to residents and will do all we can to ensure those responsible are brought to justice and face the courts.”