Kamil Dubiel (20) broke into a flat where a couple were sleeping and stole a camcorder and other items before he was confronted and chased away, Crown Advocate Conrad Yates told the court.
Dubiel also broke into a takeaway van, helped himself to a meal, sprayed a Polish slogan in the vehicle and stole items from a different car on 15 May.
He was jailed for 12 months and the court recommended that he be deported when his sentence is complete.
Only the Lieut-Governor has the power to order that this happens.
Summing up, the Bailiff, Sir Philip Bailhache, said: ‘There is no room in the Island for criminals of other nationalities.
It is a privilege to live in Jersey and if serious offences are committed that privilege may be forfeited.’ He said that breaking into a house at night and terrifying people who had been sleeping was a serious offence and could only result in a prison sentence.