19-year-old pleads guilty to stealing credit card and trying to use it at Beresfield business

A 19-year-old has admitted to using a stolen credit card to try and buy Gatorade from a Beresfield business.

The credit card came from a handbag that he had stolen from a vehicle at Beresfield on March 7.

The man was caught on CCTV footage trying to buy the Gatorade. The transaction was unsuccessful.

The footage was passed on to police who arrested the man in Woodberry on Friday afternoon.

Police searched a Tahlee Avenue premises and found a bicycle and shoes that were seen in the CCTV footage.

Officers also found a small amount of cannabis and receipts for pawned jewellery, which police believe was also stolen.

The man was charged with stealing from a motor vehicle, attempted fraud, possession of prohibited drug and goods in custody.

The 19-year-old pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 13 months in jail, with a non-parole period of seven months.