On Thursday, December 12, Patrick Nolan broke into a home in St Mark's Crescent, Maidenhead.
Nolan, of Beech Close, West Drayton, stole jewellery from the house.
The following day he was arrested, charged and kept in custody until his trial on Monday, December 23 at Reading Crown Court. He was convicted of one count of burglary.
Nolan was sentenced to 29 months imprisonment and ordered to pay a £120 victim surcharge.
Investigating officer DC Andrew Wroe, from Maidenhead CID, said: "In this case, Nolan was identified, arrested and charged within 24 hours.
"Burglary will not be tolerated in the Thames Valley and we will always do everything to locate offenders and bring them to justice for their actions."
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