It took seven years
A MAN found guilty of having a stolen car in the garage of his Sandy Beach home seven years ago has only this week had a conviction recorded for the offence.
Jacen Mark Grogan, 39, has had his initial sentence upgraded after he was found guilty of breaches to the behaviour bond he was sentenced to serve in 2003.
Back then police were able to prove Grogan was driving a 4WD stolen from Queensland.
A search of his Sandy Beach home in May of that year uncovered the missing 1994 model Mitsubishi Triton utility, which had been reported stolen from a Queensland Mt Warren address.
Grogan told police he had been given the vehicle by a person who refused to name.
The ignition barrel of the Triton was found to be broken and a search of the property failed to find the keys.