A Warrnambool man who broke into a home and stole a Subaru while on bail for similar offences has been jailed for seven months.
Branden Mitchell Hobbs, 26, of Denneys Street, pleaded guilty in Warrnambool Magistrates Court to a number of charges including burglary, trespassing, theft and breaching court orders.
He was sentenced to the time he has already served in custody on remand and placed on an 18-month community corrections order with conditions he do 250 hours of unpaid community work as well as treatment and rehabilitation programs.
Between June 7 and June 11 2018, Hobbs and a co-accused broke into a property in Warrnambool’s McGregors Road.
Police said the offenders forced open a bedroom window of the house, which was unoccupied.
Hobbs stole a grey 2014 Subaru. Then at 5.15am on June 11 the pair attended another McGregors Road property, where they were captured on CCTV. Nothing was stolen.
The Subaru was located in Geelong about 8pm that night.
Hobbs was arrested and charged with burglary and theft and contravening a community corrections order, which was imposed in 2017 following a 125-day jail sentence for burglary-related offences.
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