COST OF CRIME Axe rob suspect was out on bail
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.