A TAMWORTH man accused of stealing a drought charity tin full of money has been granted bail.
Jason William Cook appeared in Tamworth Local Court on Thursday charged with break, enter and steal following his arrest earlier that morning.
Police allege the 45-year-old broke into a butcher on Goonoo Goonoo Road on Wednesday morning.
Cook allegedly forced his way into Paddock to Plate about 1.30am, and was allegedly captured on CCTV.
Once inside, he allegedly stole a Rural Aid charity tin with an unknown amount of money and then fled.
Police were alerted and launched an investigation. Officers examined security surveillance footage from the area and will allege they identified the 45-year-old Tamworth man.
Following investigations, Cook was arrested in Gipps Street about 8am on Thursday. He was subsequently charged with break, enter and steal as well as breach of bail.
He was refused bail and appeared in court on Thursday on the fresh charge as well as two unrelated offences of larceny.
Magistrate Julie Soars found the breach of bail was not established and granted conditional bail.
She ordered him to live in West Tamworth under a curfew from 8pm until 7am.
He’s banned from entering any retail store, must attend medical or scheduled health appointments and must not take drugs or consume alcohol.
Cook entered pleas of not guilty to all three charges and will reappear in court in January.
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