Damien Keane jailed after farm burglary netted 10 guns

A KOROIT man involved in stealing a safe containing 10 firearms from a Woolsthorpe farm in early March has been jailed for two months.

Damien Keane, 24, of Officer Street, pleaded guilty in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court to burglary, theft and firearm offences.

Tools including a welder, drop saw, whipper snipper, chainsaw and Esky were earlier stolen.

The 10 firearms were found in Keane's car wrapped in a blanket.

Keane claimed he and a co-accused went to the farm to steal fuel, but magistrate Cynthia Toose said the men knew the guns were at the property.

They opened the gun safe with a grinder and disposed of the safe.

The offenders claimed the co-accused was owed money and he was also previously jailed for two months