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.
Previously police 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.