Early morning burglary for two bottles of bourbon

Vincent Charles Edward Eades pleaded guilty to three charges last Thursday.  (Pexels)

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AN 18-year-old who stole $130 worth of alcohol from Liquor Barrens McKail has been sentenced to a 12-month supervision order.

Vincent Charles Edward Eades pleaded guilty to two aggravated burglary charges and a stealing charge in Albany Magistrates Court last Thursday.

Police Prosecuting Sgt Peter Yuswak told the court Mr Eades tried to kick down the door of Coles Liquorland Orana at 4.14am on May 9.

He was wearing a mask and attempted to stab the glass door with a screwdriver before walking away from the store.

Sgt Yuswak said later that morning at 4.43am Mr Eades kicked the glass panel of Liquor Barrens McKail and entered the shop.

He was wearing the same face covering and put a bottle of bourbon into his backpack.

Two staff members from a store nearby came over to Liquor Barrens and Mr Eades tried to hide before running out of the store with a second bottle of bourbon.

Both incidents were captured on CCTV.

Magistrate Dianne Scaddan said they weren’t “spur of the moment” acts because he had tried to conceal his identity.

“They are both serious,” she said.

“Thankfully no one was harmed.”

As part of the order Mr Eades must complete 60 hours of community work.

Mr Eades also pleaded not guilty to a common assault charge that allegedly occurred on February 15 in Bayonet Head.

He will return to court for a hearing on September 14.

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