Sydney man jailed for six years over robberies

A SYDNEY man charged with a number of serious break and enters, dishonestly obtaining property by deception and using an offensive weapon to prevent arrest has been jailed for six years.

Alex Grant Muir, 25, of  Rozelle, pleaded guilty to 14 charges before Judge Ian McClintock at Sydney Downing Centre District Court including three of aggravated break and enter and commit a serious indictable offence, seven of dishonestly obtaining property by deception, two counts of larceny, using an offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention and being in custody of a knife in a public place.

The court heard Muir allegedly broke into a home at South Nowra at 6pm on November 22, 2015, stealing a number of items including a credit card and a mobile phone.

He later bought a number of items at South Nowra and withdrew $700 from an ATM.

On November 23 he broke into a home at North Nowra at 11pm and the next day broke into a Worrigee home, taking a television, watersport equipment, an iPod, jewellery, mobile phone, a knife, sword and keys and a vehicle.

He later completed a number of transactions at local businesses.

Muir was arrested by police on December 16, 2015 after allegedly leading police on two short pursuits, the second ending in Crest Avenue, North Nowra, after the Mercedes he was driving performed a U-turn and rammed the front of a police vehicle and hit the side of a second police vehicle, causing an officer to jump back into the police car to avoid being hit.

Muir allegedly attempted to run from the scene but was arrested.

A number of other charges were also taken into account in his sentencing.

Judge McClintock sentenced Muir to six years’ jail from December 16, 2015 with a non-parole period of four years.

He will be eligible for parole in December 2019.

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