Man admits to two burglaries


A man admitted committing two burglaries in the space of four days.

Neko Cann, 43, of no known address, pleaded guilty to trespassing into the home of Steven Mitchell to steal more than $2,000 worth of electronics as well as an attempt to steal his bike.

He also pleaded guilty to stealing $30 worth of drinks and snacks from a restaurant and possession of tools used in connection with a burglary.

Magistrates’ Court heard yesterday that, on October 19, Cann broke into Mr Mitchell’s home and stole a 65-inch flatscreen television and two CCTV cameras.

He then attempted to steal Mr Mitchell’s motorcycle but left it behind the house.

Mr Mitchell reviewed footage of the incident the next morning that was transmitted from the CCTV cameras to his phone through an app.

He alerted the police and they identified Cann through the footage.

Crown prosecutor Nicole Smith told the court that Cann also broke into Divots Bar and Grill in Warwick on October 22.

He stole beer, sodas and snacks with a total value of $30.

The owner of the restaurant alerted police to the break-in and a review of CCTV footage also identified Cann.

Senior magistrate Juan Wolffe heard that police found Cann the next day and arrested him.

Cann denied the charges but later confessed to the burglaries and said that he used the tools to commit the crimes.

Mr Wolffe remanded Cann in custody and adjourned the case until December 2 for sentencing.

It is The Royal Gazette’s policy not to allow comments on stories regarding criminal court cases. This is to prevent any statements being published that may jeopardise the outcome of that case.

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