Bail refused for alleged tech thieves
PHONES AND LAPTOPS STOLEN
A MAN and woman who allegedly robbed several people on the pretext of buying their mobile phones and laptop computers advertised online were refused bail after appearing in Penrith Local Court on Thursday.
The court heard Christopher Davis, 28, and Hayleigh Eldering, 19, both of St Marys, allegedly started their spree about 6.30pm on May 26 when they robbed Habib Daneshand at Dundas of two mobile phones while armed with a knife.
Mr Davis has been charged with aggravated robbery (three counts), robbery while armed with an offensive weapon (two counts), custody of a knife in a public place and deal with property suspected of being proceeds of crime.
Ms Eldering has been charged with aggravated robbery (three counts), robbery while armed with an offensive weapon, possess prohibited drug and deal with property suspected of being proceeds of crime.
The court was told about 7.45pm on the same evening Mr Davis and Ms Eldering went to Parramatta and robbed Vishal Mehta of two mobile phones after assaulting him.
On May 30, Mr Davis and Ms Eldering allegedly visited Jinzhou Zhao and robbed him of his mobile phone after assaulting him, the court heard.
And then about 5.10pm on June 2, the pair allegedly went to the home of Bilal Dar and robbed him of his mobile phone after assaulting him.
Mr Davis was also charged with allegedly robbing Nai Bejaou of a laptop computer at Blacktown about 3pm on May 21 while armed with a knife, the court heard.
Ms Eldering has also been charged with possessing a prohibited drug after police allegedly found 0.1 grams of methamphetamine on her at Orchard Hills on June 3.
Mr Davis and Ms Eldering were also charged with dealing with property ($700) suspected to be proceeds of crime, robbery while armed with an offensive weapon.
Police arrested the pair about 10am last Wednesday.