Sinclair Fox pleaded guilty to the crimes at Magistrate's Court. *File photo by Kageaki Smith
Sinclair Fox pleaded guilty to the crimes at Magistrate's Court. *File photo by Kageaki Smith

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27: A 64-year-old career criminal with convictions dating back to 1969 was today jailed for three months for burglary.

Sinclair Fox pleaded guilty to entering Café Four as a trespasser on February 5 and stealing four bottles of liquor valued at $90.

He also pleaded guilty to entering the restaurant as a trespasser on or about February 15 and stealing seven bottles of liquor valued at $160.

The court heard the general manager had left the establishment secure with CCTV turned on the night before.

At 9am on February 5, the day manager was preparing the bar to be opened and discovered the bar area had been tampered with.

She informed her manager who then checked the CCTV footage and saw an unknown male taking liquor and leaving the premises. The man took two bottles of liquor and two bottles of wine.

The theft was reported to police.

On February 16, it was discovered the bar had been broken into again. The CCTV footage showed the same man.

This time, the defendant stole four bottles of liquor and three bottles of wine.

The theft was also reported to police.

Fox was arrested after he was identified on the CCTV footage both times.

He was sentenced to three months for each count, ordered to run concurrently.