A RETIRED Chesterfield woman’s house was raided while she went to watch the Spireites at Wembley.
Ladrick Brady forced entry to the address in Westbourne Grove through a bathroom window, rummaged through drawers and stole £600 cash.
Town magistrates heard that a patio door had been forced open from the inside using a garden tool.
But Brady, 29, left a bloodstain during the March 25 break-in and it resulted in him being identified by DNA sampling.
“He said he had been told that if there were no cars on the driveway no-one would be at home and there would be money inside the property.
“It was when Chesterfield were playing at Wembley and he climbed onto a porch roof before gaining entry,” said Lynn Manning, prosecuting.
She added: “He cut himself when his head got stuck in the bathroom window.”
Brady, of Devonshire Avenue North, New Whittington, admitted the house burglary and asked for ten similar offences to be considered.
District Judge Andrew Davison said the court’s sentencing powers were insufficient and committed him to be dealt with by a judge at Derby Crown Court on May 25.