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Broome watch thief clocked for $11,000 Prouds Jewellers robbery

Jane MurphyBroome Advertiser
Wayne Roe, 26, has pleaded guilty to stealing 36 watches.
Camera IconWayne Roe, 26, has pleaded guilty to stealing 36 watches. Credit: Facebook

A Broome man has been found guilty after orchestrating a one-man jewellery heist which saw him walk away with more than $11,000 worth of watches.

Wayne Roe, 26, broke into the Broome Boulevard Shopping Centre in the early hours of May 11 before forcing his way into Prouds Jewellers and stealing 36 watches valued on average $300 each, totalling $11,156.

Roe was arrested by Broome police on May 21 and charged with burglary and commit, stealing and criminal damage.

Wayne Roe, 26, broke into Boulevard Shopping Centre in the early hours of May 11.
Camera IconWayne Roe, 26, broke into Boulevard Shopping Centre in the early hours of May 11. Credit: Facebook

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Broome police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Dean Bailey said he was very pleased with the result.

“It was as a result of some excellent police work by the Broome inquiry team, whose investigation led to the arrest,” he said.

The 26-year-old appeared before Broome Magistrates Court this week and pleaded guilty to all charges.

Roe also accepted his role in another theft on August 16 when he stole a can of beer valued at $25.

He was on a suspended imprisonment order at the time of the offences.

Roe is due to be sentenced on October 31 following a pre-sentence report.

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