A man who was caught on CCTV breaking into a car and stealing a wallet was sentenced to jail on Wednesday.
Jaiden Hines, 23, of Matthews Avenue, had a criminal record including similar crimes before he was caught stealing items valued at $100 including the men's Billabong wallet, NSW driver's licence, $20 cash, a firearms licence and bank cards.
According to police, the victim parked and locked his Nissan Dualis at a Bathurst Road motel on January 7, and left his wallet on the dash.
At 4.49am on January 8, Hines and two other males entered the car park and looked in the vehicle.
I would have to describe these particular offences as prevalent in this community, there needs to be some general deterrence.Magistrate David Day
Hines was captured on CCTV going to the driver's-side window and taking what was believed to be a screwdriver from his pocket and, with help from another man, smashed the window to gain access to the car.
He was then seen reaching into the car to remove the wallet before the three men ran from the scene.
Hines was arrested at Lone Pine Avenue on January 29 when police went there for an unrelated incident.
He was arrested and taken to Orange Police Station where he was offered the chance to watch the CCTV but said he'd already seen the footage on Facebook.
"You can tell it is me," he was quoted as saying.
Solicitor Lucien Gration told magistrate David Day Hines had an issue with methamphetamine and although they were "not the most serious offences," his client had "well and truly crossed the threshold" for a custodial sentence.
Mr Gration said Hines had been in custody for the matters after being refused bail on January 29.
"I would have to describe these particular offences as prevalent in this community, there needs to be some general deterrence," Mr Day said.
"Furthermore Mr Hines is a recidivist for breaking into cars and stealing things. He's been to jail, he's come out, and he continues to re-offend."
Mr Day gave Hines a 12-month jail sentence with a six-month non-parole period from January 29 to July 28, 2019 for the larceny.
He is to be supervised on parole and undergo rehabilitation in the community.
For breaking the car window he was also given an 18-month supervised community correction order with conditions of rehabilitation and treatment and that he abstain from drugs.
Mr Day said he could not "put him in for long enough" for jail-run drug rehabilitation so it would have to be undertaken in the community.
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