Bail re­fused for al­leged tech thieves

PHONES AND LAP­TOPS STOLEN

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Pranesh Nagesh­war MT DRUITT-ST MARYS STAN­DARD, Wed­nes­day, June 10, 2015

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.

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