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$10K theft is held over

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November 11, 2017

A ROCHESTER man accused of stealing more than $10,000 worth of equipment from Kennaughs in Echuca has faced court.

A ROCHESTER man accused of stealing more than $10,000 worth of equipment from Kennaughs in Echuca has faced court.

Mark Williams, 51, appeared in Echuca Magistrates Court via videolink on Tuesday charged with burglary and theft.

Williams’ lawyer emailed police prosecutions requesting an adjournment.

‘‘We can’t keep adjourning it. You have to have it dealt with one way or another,’’ magistrate Michael King said before adjourning the matter to the same court on December 5.

Echuca detectives arrested Williams at his home on August 2 after he allegedly drove into Kennaughs on July 26 and stole a top con dual grade laser, cable drive pump and tool box with Sidchrome socket sets and spanners from the earthmoving workshop.

Williams was also charged with breaching parole, with the Adult Parole Board cancelling his parole and returning him to prison.

From where he is not due to be released until January 2020 after being sentenced to seven years’ jail for an armed robbery in Shepparton in April, 2012.

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