Ryan Jeffrey Maunder admits guilt over break-ins

Wagga Local Court

Wagga Local Court

A member of an alleged crime trio has admitted guilt over a number of charges relating to a spate of break-ins into several Riverina businesses. 

Ryan Jeffrey Maunder, 29, pleaded guilty to five charges in Wagga Local Court on Wednesday, with the matter expected to proceed to sentence on September 25. 

It is alleged the trio used weapons, including a car jack, a claw hammer and a sledge hammer, to smash their way into the businesses to steal alcohol and cigarettes.

Another six weeks was requested by the co-accused, Jye Lee Smith, who was represented by his solicitor Shaun Mortimer in court. 

Smith’s case will return to court on September 20, pending negotiations. 

The final co-accused, Mitchell Dean Marlin, was adjourned to the same date, with a bail variation application set for Monday. 

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