Jail for dairy burglar

Last updated 09:41 02/12/2013

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One of the burglars who broke into two New Plymouth dairies stealing cigarettes and money has been jailed.

Caleb Edwin Whittaker, 24, has been warned he may end up with a longer sentence if he doesn't pay his share of the reparation totalling $7850.

In the New Plymouth District Court last week, Whittaker pleaded guilty to the burglary of the Fitzroy Four Square on September 19 and the Blagdon Dairy on September 29.

In both, Whittaker and his co-offender took off with large hauls of cigarettes and cash.

Judge Allan Roberts sentenced Whittaker to one year and six weeks in jail.

Whittaker was told he must make arrangements to repay the reparation within six weeks of his release from jail.

If he failed to do so the judge said an alternative was possible which could include prison.

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