TWO Wagga business break-ins have been solved with one man admitting to both crimes and his girlfriend pleading guilty to being an accessory after one of the offences.
Albury man Dale Andrew Draper, 34, pleaded guilty in Wagga Local Court last week to two counts of aggravated break and enter.
He smashed his way into a Cheshire Street business on March 2 and stole $50 from a till.
The next night he broke into a Railway Street automotive repair business and stole tools and some personal items. Rachael Sarah Dawson, 18, of Culcairn, met Draper in her car and the stolen property was taken to a Kooringal house.
The pair have been committed for sentence in Wagga District Court in September.
Draper will be sentenced in the Local Court at a later date for several other offences.
He has pleaded guilty to supplying amphetamine in Wagga on March 4, possessing ice on the same day and driving while disqualified, also on March 4.
Police found 5.43 grams of ice on Draper after his arrest.
Draper also stole two hunting knives and a machete from Anaconda’s Wagga store and was found in possession of seven sets of wire cutters suspected of being stolen.
Draper has also pleaded guilty to possessing a knife in a public place (Raye Street) without reasonable excuse.
In police facts tendered to the court, Draper was described as a recidivist break-and-enter offender.
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