Well Tavern thief faces jail

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A man who broke into The Well Tavern and caused more than $100,000 damage to the pub may be sent to jail.

The man appeared in Rockingham Magistrate’s Court last Wednesday, where he pleaded guilty to burglary and commit, criminal damage or destruction of property and stealing.

The court was told that in September last year, the man broke into the venue, which was under construction at the time.

Once inside, he damaged cameras and recording equipment, electrical wiring and commercial ovens and kitchen equipment, with the damage estimated at more than $100,000. He also stole a computer hard-drive, valued at $1000.

The break-in delayed the opening of the tavern.

The man also pleaded guilty to stealing $100 worth of beer from BWS on September 14 and $71 worth of meat products from Warnbro Woolworths in February.

He also pleaded guilty to an assault in February this year, and for failing to appear in court last month.

The offences all breach a suspended imprisonment order, which means he could be sent to jail.

In court last week, Magistrate Vivien Edwards ordered a pre-sentence, psychological and psychiatric report ahead of his sentencing in August.

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