A man who used a stolen hire car to transport loot after a break and enter at the Ex-Services' Country Club on June 13 will remain in jail until at least September 2020.
Wyatt Kurt McMillan, 23, of Adina Crescent, stole a silver Lexus, that belonged to a hire company and broke into the clubhouse on the Bloomfield Campus in the early hours of the morning.
According to police, McMillan drove the Lexus to the club about 5.30am and used an axe handle to smash a glass door that led into the bar from where he stole four bottles of spirits and the cigarette drawer, containing 34 packets of cigarettes.
According to police, most of the offences were captured on CCTV and McMillan left the axe handle behind.
About noon that day, police found the drawer, cigarettes and McMillan's jacket under a vehicle. McMillan was arrested after he was seen outside Orange Police Station wearing the same clothes.
Magistrate David Day convicted him and gave him a 12-month jail term with a nine months without parole until January 1, 2020, for stealing the car.
His actions were unsophisticated and clumsy, it was a fairly amateurish was of committing the offence.Solicitor Gerry Stapleton
Mr Day also gave him an 18-month jail tern with 13 months without parole, back-dated to June 13, for the break and enter and stealing the alcohol and cigarettes.
McMillan was assessed as having limited insight into his offending and poor prospects of rehabilitation.
Solicitor Gerry Stapleton said McMillan, who was subject to community correction orders at the time, had little recollection of the offending.
"His actions were unsophisticated and clumsy, it was a fairly amateurish was of committing the offence," Mr Stapleton said.
He said McMillan's motives were that he was homeless and he had no money.
However, Mr Day said "if he wasn't spending his money on drugs he might be able to feed himself".
"He's not stopped from juvenile offending to adult offending."
McMillan was also convicted and given a two-year community correction order, which will start when he's released from jail, for being in possession of a wooden bat in Sir Neville Howse Place on May 27.
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