Bunbury man to serve prison term over Australind optometrist burglary

Bunbury man Jason Ian Norman Goodson was sentenced to four months jail on Monday for a 'sophisticated burglary' on a shop in Australind.
Bunbury man Jason Ian Norman Goodson was sentenced to four months jail on Monday for a 'sophisticated burglary' on a shop in Australind.

A ‘sophisticated burglary’ on a store in Australind has resulted in a Bunbury man being sentenced to a term of imprisonment. 

Jason Ian Norman Goodson faced Bunbury Magistrates Court on Monday via video link from Bunbury Regional Prison and pleaded guilty to breaking into the Eyes @ Australind store in Australind on July 20, 2016. 

Police prosecutor sergeant Barry Phelps told the court the sophisticated burglary involved Goodson, a repeat offender, entering the store via the roof and stealing 70 pairs of sunglasses valued at $9,900. 

Goodson told the court he did the burglary to pay for medication for his sick three-year-old son. 

Magistrate Evan Shackleton said while he understood Goodson’s desire to support his sick child, he also had to note Goodson’s “extensive record of dishonesty which included a number of burglaries”. 

Goodson was sentenced to four months’ imprisonment, cumulative to a two-year imprisonment sentence for a home burglary handed down by Judge Mark Herron in Bunbury District Court on June 16. 

Goodson was made eligible for parole and ordered to pay $9,900 to the Australind business.