Truckie confesses to looting $150K of luxury watches
A TRUCK driver caught red-handed looting luxury watches and high-end booze from an unattended warehouse in southwest Sydney has pleaded guilty to his role in the elaborate sting.
Jamie Patrick Kinnane, of Richmond Hill, led police to the treasure trove of stolen goods, including more than $150,000 worth of watches, hidden inside his Harrington Park garage following his arrest on January 28 this year.
The 32-year-old worked for his father's business SNR Logistics, which had rented 300sqm of warehouse space from Next Logistics, located on Stennett Rd, Ingleburn.
There is no suggestion his father was involved in the theft and he has not been charged by police.
Kinnane, who had access to the alarm code of the Next Logistics warehouse, broke in during the Australia Day public holiday.
Kinnane's brother Nathan Kinnane, Adam Di Bitetto and Stefane Divine are also accused of also breaking into the property and remain before the courts.
Jamie Patrick Kinnane was captured on CCTV footage spending a number of hours inside the unattended property, stealing electronic goods, watches and alcohol.
Police facts also state a portion of CCTV footage was disabled at the time.
At 9.30pm the next day Kinnane returned for a second dip, loading up on electronic goods as police surrounded the property, ultimately leading to his arrest.
The father initially claimed he was at the warehouse on work duties, but soon led police to stolen goods.
More than $150,000 worth of Nixon watches were located, as well as Fitbit and Garmin watches, 80 Bose headphones, Oral B toothbrush kits and a Dyson hairdryer.
Footage on Kinnane's phone revealed he was in possession of stolen Nixon watches from as early as October 2018, and was in a number of conversations to sell the stolen goods.
The Richmond Hill man has pleaded guilty to participating in a criminal group, larceny, dealing with the property proceeds of crime worth more than $100,000 and enter building with intent to commit an indictable offence.
He will be sentenced on August 5 before Campbelltown Local Court.