Shaun Grieves, 31, of Lecondale, Leam Lane, Gateshead, has been jailed for 12 weeks after admitting a burglary at the Whickham House pub, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.
According to police, Grieves entered the property in the early hours of 29 August before “stealing £400 in cash, trashing the pub and leaving an upstairs tap on causing a flood”.
Officers at Northumbria Police's Central Burglary Team carried out an investigation and was “quickly” able to identify Grieves as the offender.
The police said Grieves was then charged with burglary other than dwelling and appeared before Newcastle Magistrates' Court on Monday (18 September) where he admitted the offence and was jailed.
Chief Inspector Paul Knox has praised the team for its hard work. He said: "Burglary can be a horrendous crime for victims and it can be particularly distressing for people whose homes have been invaded by a stranger.
"It is a type of crime that can often have lasting effects on victims and that is why we have a dedicated team of detectives here in Newcastle.”
Knox said Grieves' sentence was the “product of hard work”, which took a “prolific burglar” off the streets.
The Whickham House was contacted for a comment, but did not get back to The Morning Advertiser before the article was published.