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Prison for robbery re-offender

DAN Allen Degney was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment in Proserpine Magistrates Court on Monday after re-offending.

Appearing via a video link from prison for a string of offences involving stolen property, the court heard the 33-year-old had entered a house at Cannonvale on the afternoon of August 9 and stole a jar with $100 worth of coins and a blue bag.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Manon Barwick said police had been able to identify Degney after locating finger prints on a beer bottle left at the scene.

Furthermore, between June 7 and August 14, Degney received both a stolen Apple iPod and Apple iPhone, which police found after executing a search warrant at his residence.

All offences also constituted a breach of Degney's bail.

Defence solicitor Cleo Rewald said her client had been drinking heavily at the time of offences.

Magistrate Simon Young said Degney's time was running out. "He was given a chance in this court this year and he's given no regard to that," he said.

Degney was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment and ordered to serve six months of that sentence, with 59 days already served, and given a parole release date of February 10, 2017.


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