A MAN who broke into a car detailing business, he claims owed him wages, where he damaged cars and stole stereos and wheels, has been ordered to pay for the damage and perform community service.
Antonio Tamihana Avellis, 42, pleaded guilty at the Ipswich Magistrates Court to shoplifting, three counts of burglary, and three counts of wilful damage.
The court heard on November 28 last year Avellis broke into a car detailer in Moorooka through the rear of the business.
He broke into a number of cars, stealing stereos and wheels and damaging the fuel caps.
The court heard Avellis stole the jacks and wheel brace out of a Ford Falcon which he used to jack up the car and take its wheels. He stole a stereo out of a blue Mitsubishi Lancer.Forensic analysis by police found blood, later identified as Avellis', on the rear wheel arch.
During the break-in Avellis did $7654.43 worth of damage.
The court heard he had worked as a car detailer and claimed he was owed $1000 in wages from the business. Avellis was also sentenced for stealing a packet of meat from Woolworths Goodna.
The court heard Avellis hid a packet of meat inside his pants and left through the self checkout without paying.
Magistrate Donna McCallum sentenced Avellis to serve 200 hours of community service. He was ordered to pay $7654.43 in restitutions.