A BURGLAR who raided his girlfriend's home, taking $26,000 in goods including her mother's jewellery, lost his appeal at the High Court yesterday. Wong Hung-kei, 31, had copied the key of the family flat and let himself in. He pleaded guilty at Sha Tin Court on November 3 to burglary and was sentenced to 18 months in jail. The burglary, on September 30, was discovered by his girlfriend's sister. A few days later, Wong telephoned his girlfriend and confessed. He returned some of the stolen items, then went to the police station with his girlfriend. On appeal, Wong claimed the jail term was too long. He said he raided the flat because he wanted money to pay for drugs. He said he had been taking heroin for 11 or 12 years. 'I felt very remorseful for what I had done,' Wong said. Mr Justice Duffy, dismissing Wong's appeal, said that magistrate Michael Jenkins had already been quite generous with the sentence.