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Break-in lands in jail

THE damage bill left behind by Toowoomba man Dwayne Rex Hood after he broke into the Wandoan Pharmacy was almost $20,000.

During the break-in between October 16 and 19 last year, a dispensing cabinet had been damaged to the value of $14,377 alone.

Drugs stolen and damage to other equipment amounted to thousands of dollars as well, Toowoomba Magistrates Court heard.

Among the items stolen was a charity collection box, prosecutor Sergeant Mike Robinson said.

The store's safe had also been stolen but was later recovered by police, the court heard.

Hood, 32, pleading guilty to entering a premises and committing an indictable offence arising from the break-in as well as to a range of traffic offences including unlicensed driving, driving on a learner's permit without an open licence holder with him and driving without an L plate attached.

He also pleaded guilty to two counts of breaching bail.

Sgt Robinson said police sought the forfeiture of the Holden sedan Hood had travelled in to the pharmacy break-in as the vehicle has been used in the commission of a crime.

Noting his extensive criminal history, Magistrate Bruce Schemioneck sentenced Hood to 18 months jail but ordered he be released on parole in July this year.

No restitution was ordered.

Topics:  break-in, court, jail, toowoomba




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