Filmed thief placed on bond

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ALBURY man Dieter Andrew Bosse was told in court yesterday that his attempts to steal items from a Lavington builder’s warehouse were hardly the most sophisticated.

Magistrate Tony Murray said Bosse had been recognised on closed circuit footage before taking his dog along on his third trip.

Mr Murray said as soon as the dog appeared on footage it made the police task just that much easier.

“This was always deemed to have a bad result,” Mr Murray said.

Bosse, 45, of Milton Street, appeared for sentencing in Albury Local Court on charges of entering a building with intent to commit an indictable offence and having his face blackened with intent to commit an offence.

Mr Murray said there has been a significant gap since Bosse’s last matter of dishonesty in 2000.

Bosse was put on 18-month bonds and fined $300 on each of the charges.

The court was previously told in tendered police facts that Bosse’s first visit to Zauner Construction’s warehouse in Wagga Road was early on January 18.

Bosse was wearing a beanie over his head with eye slits cut out and had socks on his hands.

On a second trip later in the day, Bosse stole an inverter air conditioner.

A third visit early the next day with an unknown accomplice involved a two-hour stay as Bosse looked through items.

But on the final occasion, Bosse had his medium-sized dog with white markings and a grey muzzle hair with him.

Six days later police obtained closed circuit footage of the premises and recognised Bosse before seeing the dog with him.

They went to his home and Bosse was away, but they saw the dog which confirmed their belief and took a photo of it.

Police visited Bosse’s home again and found him loading the air conditioning unit into the car boot.

Asked about the break-ins, Bosse told them: “Yep, it was me. I’ll put my hands up for it.”

Bosse admitted breaking in to the warehouse on three occasions.

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