A man was jailed yesterday for two years and nine months for burgling his godmother's flat last Christmas Eve. Wesley Lau Chung-hing, 24, denied the charge of burglary. The District Court heard that victim Leung Sui-kuen told her godson Lau over the phone that she would be dining out on December 24. At 11 o'clock that night, Ms Leung's brother, Leung Keung, returned to the Kowloon Bay flat they shared to discover it had been burgled. He had lost valuables worth $5,900, a telephone book and a blank cheque with his signature. Ms Leung returned at 4am and found that her wallet containing $400, six of her credit cards and jewellery worth $10,700 were missing. Ms Leung asked the building's security guard to replay the lift's security video from Christmas Eve and saw that Lau had been in the lift twice while she was out at dinner, the court heard. The second time he was seen carrying a bag. Ms Leung reported her findings to the police and Lau was arrested a week later. The court was told that Lau had previously lived in the flat for several months with his girlfriend. Judge Maggie Poon Man-kay reduced Lau's term by three months for his previously unblemished record.