Brett O'Neil accepts three month jail sentence indication

A CAMPERDOWN man who was only released from jail​ weeks before reoffending has been jailed for another three months.

Brett Raymond O'Neil, 38, of ​Gunner Street, ​pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court ​to burglary, handling stolen goods and possession of ammunition.

In addition to being jailed he was fined $300.

O'Neil has already spent about two months in custody since being arrested on July 10.​

He appeared at a contest mention hearing on Thursday via a video link and accepted a sentence indication from magistrate Cynthia Toose.

P​reviously p​olice said that at 1.30am on June 11 O'Neil​ ​and ​Gemma Cook were in Camperdown and went to a Brooke Street address with the intention of stealing a car.

​Cook went inside a vulnerable man's house, had a conversation with him and stole his wallet, keys and a mobile phone.

The victim challenged ​Cook and she returned his wallet but denied she had his keys.

She left but the victim was suspicious about the keys.

He kept watch and a few minutes later heard the distinctive sound of his car being unlocked.

He went outside to see​ Cook and O'Neil​ ​near his car, challenged them ​and they ran off. 

The missing keys included a car key, two house keys, four Yale lock keys and a distinctive lanyard.

Police executed a warrant at O'Neil​'s home and located some of the stolen keys and the distinctive lanyard, which was hanging above his bed.

Officers also found two stolen sets of binoculars, a large tool kit, a street sign and six .22 ammunition rounds.

Cook was also charged with offences​, has since made a confessional statement to police and will plead guilty to the charges​.​

O'Neil​ ​told ​a previous bail ​hearing he was the victim of a witch hunt, had only been recently released from jail and was willing to report to police daily while on bail.

​Both O'Neil and Cook have significant prior court appearances.

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