Jail for machinery theft

Last updated 05:00 14/12/2012

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A New Plymouth man has been jailed for the theft of $2500 worth of landscaping machinery and the ute on which it was stored.

In the New Plymouth District Court, unemployed 22-year-old Bronson Mario Macioce admitted burglary, unlawfully taking the ute and driving while disqualified on July 2.

The police summary shows Macioce and his mate were drinking alcohol that night, left their home with a backpack, screwdriver and vice grips and went to Ballance St where they were aware there was landscaping machinery stored in a shed.

On the back of the ute was a lawnmower, weedeater, garden edger and leaf blower together valued at $2500.

They discovered the ute unlocked and the keys in the ignition.

The pair were arrested later that day.

Judge Allan Roberts increased the sentence by 4 months because it was Macioce's eighth conviction for driving offences.

Macioce was sentenced to 12 months jail and disqualified from driving for 12 months.

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