A man has been jailed after smashing his way into the home of a 98-year-old man in Slough in September and robbing him.

On September 28, the elderly man heard knock at the front door of his home in Dolphin Road, which he ignored.

Keith Bunce, aged 44, then smashed a patio door and threatened the man, demanding money from him.

£100 in cash was stolen before Bunce fled the property.

Fourtunately, the 98-year-old was not injured during the robbery.

Bunce, of no fixed abode, was arrested on September 29 and charged on October 1.

He pleaded guilty to one count of robbery at Reading Crown Court on November 2.

Bunce was sentenced to four years and six months’ imprisonment and ordered to pay £190 at the same court on 18 November.

Designated investigator Wushma Qureshi from the Slough priority crime team said: “This was an extremely serious ordeal to have happened to a 98 year-old male in the comfort of his own home.

“The victim had previously provided the offender with money out of kindness and was repaid by having his property broken into while he watched from his armchair.

“I am satisfied with the sentence handed out to Bunce, which will give him time to think about his cowardly behaviour.

“Combatting robbery is a priority for Thames Valley Police and it will never be tolerated in our communities.”