COST OF CRIME Axe rob sus­pect was out on bail

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - RACHEL RI­LEY

A TEENAGER ac­cused of com­mit­ting two armed robberies in Townsville in the space of 12 hours was on bail for other of­fences in­clud­ing a break and en­ter, a court has heard.

Jack Dy­lan Snow­den, 18, of Aitken­vale, ap­peared in Townsville Mag­is­trates Court on Satur­day on two counts each of armed rob­bery and en­ter with in­tent to com­mit an in­dictable of­fence.

Snow­den is ac­cused of en­ter­ing the In­dian Aroma Gro­cery & Spice Shop on Thurs­day night with a ham­mer and Pet HQ on Fri­day morn­ing with an axe, both on Ross River Rd, to steal money.

He was ar­rested about 10am on Fri­day af­ter he was fol­lowed to a home from Pet HQ by some on­look­ers who saw the al­leged in­ci­dent.

Bar­ris­ter Gavin Hansen did not ap­ply for bail on be­half of Snow­den.

“There are quite a num­ber of se­ri­ous of­fences, most re­cently, and there is a fail­ure to ap­pear on a num­ber of other se­ri­ous of­fences,” he said.

“It places me a in show cause sit­u­a­tion The sit­u­a­tion is, in re­spect to these mat­ters, we won’t show cause this morn­ing and there won’t be any bail ap­pli­ca­tion.”

Po­lice pros­e­cu­tor Se­nior Con­sta­ble Tim Mad­sen told the court Snow­den had pre­vi­ously com­mit­ted a break and en­ter last year.

He also con­firmed Snow­den had pre­vi­ously failed to ap­pear in court on other charges.

“The en­ter premise and com­mit ( in­dictable of­fence) on the ( June 2, 2016) … that is un­re­lated to the robberies,” he said.

“It’s not a mat­ter which seems to be con­tested at this stage.

“There is no cir­cum­stance of ag­gra­va­tion.”

Snow­den didn’t say any­thing dur­ing the brief men­tion, only nod­ding his head when Mag­is­trate Steven Mosch told him he would be re­manded in cus­tody.

Snow­den waved to sup­port­ers in the back of the court as he was led from the dock by po­lice.

Snow­den’s case will next be heard in Townsville Mag­is­trates Court on Au­gust 25.

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