An 18-year-old Albany man smashed his way through a liquor store to steal alcohol early on a Sunday morning with a younger teenager in tow. Vincent Charles Edward Eades pleaded guilty in Albany Magistrate’s Court last Thursday to aggravated burglary and commit, aggravated burglary with intent and one count of stealing. Police prosecutor Sergeant Peter Yuswack told the court Eades was in the company of a 14-year-old about 4.15am on May 9 when he tried to kick down the door of Coles Liquorland in Orana. Wearing a mask, Eades stabbed the glass door with a screwdriver. After an unsuccessful attempt to remove the anti-theft bar Eades left the store. About 4.45am, Eades arrived at Liquor Barons in McKail where he was successful in kicking the glass door down and entered the store. Still wearing the same face covering, Eades stole two bottles of bourbon valued at $130. Two staff members from the neighbouring store heard noises coming from the liquor store and caught Eades in the act. The teenager’s 14-year-old accomplice threatened a staff member with a bottle while Eades held the store door open before running away. The 14-year-old is due to appear in Albany Children’s Court at a later date. Both incidents were caught on CCTV cameras. “It was not spur of the moment, you had face coverings on, there was a degree of intent to conceal your identity,” Magistrate Dianne Scadden said. “Thankfully, no one was harmed.” Ms Scaddan sentenced Eades to a 12-month intensive super-vision order. He will have to complete supervision programs, 60 hours of community work and pay compensation for the stealing.