A THIEF who snatched Christmas presents during an Oxford burglary before leaving his 'vape' at the scene of the crime has been jailed.

Prolific burglar Jason Bourton, of Dashwood Place, Oxford, had denied one count of burglary which took place in Rose Hill on December 22 last year.

Jurors at Oxford Crown Court took just one hour and 39 minutes to unanimously find the 39-year old guilty at the end of the case this afternoon.

During the trial prosecutors said that one of the two flat tennants had come home to find wrapped presents 'scattered and discarded' in the living room with numerous items taken.

The victim said he was 'in shock' at what had happened and quickly called the police.

READ AGAIN: Alleged Christmas burglar Jason Bourton left vape at scene of Rose Hill, Oxford, break-in, trial hears.

Among the items which were found to have been stolen were gifts including a bottle of gin and Chanel perfume.

A laptop was also taken as were various novelty presents, a Playstation and video games.

Investigating the break-in it became apparent that Bourton had left behind a clue as to who had carried out the burglary.

A vaping device was located for which a DNA test revealed a match for Bourton on the mouth piece.

After jurors handed down their guilty verdict today presiding Judge Ian Pringle QC proceeded straight to sentence.

In that hearing it was revealed that Bourton has a catalogue of previous offences, including a string of burglaries.

Bourton has a total of 47 convictions for 118 offences including 12 convictions for burglary.

Sentencing, Judge Pringle said the offending was down to Bourton's drug addiction and his desire to get quick cash to feed his habit.

He urged Bourton to make use of drug prevention schemes while in prison before handing him a four-year jail term.