A Launceston man who repeatedly broke into bike shops and stole whisky from Dan Murphy's had a $400 a day methamphetamine habit, a court has been told.
Mark Ronald Campbell, 46, pleaded guilty to a string of stealing and burglary charges in Launceston Magistrates Court on Monday.
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In December he was busted concealing whisky down his pants and walking out of Dan Murphy's without paying for it on two occasions.
Campbell visited the same business and stole again another three times in January.
He also stole a head lamp from Total Tools and a bike, which was valued at $800 and locked up outside Woolworths.
In February Campbell stole another bike from a medical centre car park and used an angle grinder to repeatedly break into Roll Cycles where he stole electric bikes worth about $19,000.
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Campbell also stole bikes from Cycology and Sprung in March.
He was in the company of another man when he broke into Launceston Mitsubishi and stole $1500 worth of items including fuel, a vacuum cleaner and drill.
An air compressor which belonged to a United service station was also taken by Campbell.
Defence lawyer Isabelle Patch said the stealing was drug fuelled and Campbell started using cannabis at 14.
"He was using $400 worth of methamphetamine a day," she said. "He has been on a drug treatment order previously in 2013."
Magistrate Simon Brown ordered a report to see if Campbell would be eligible for another drug treatment order. The case returns to court on May 18.