One of two burglars who broke into New Plymouth businesses stealing cigarettes and money has been jailed.
And Caleb Edwin Whittaker, 24, has been warned he may end up with a longer sentence if he does not pay his share of the reparation totalling $7850.
In the New Plymouth District Court on Friday, 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. He was told he must make arrangements to pay the reparation within six weeks of his release. If he failed to do so the judge said an alternative was possible, which could include more prison.
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