Sus­pect in chemist rob­bery not bailed

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

A MAN was re­manded in cus­tody af­ter fac­ing court on charges re­lated to an armed rob­bery of a Townsville chemist.

Craig Ian Thomas Al­bion was yes­ter­day re­fused bail in Townsville Mag­is­trates Court af­ter his nom­i­nated bail ad­dress was deemed un­suit­able.

He has been linked to a rob­bery in which two men robbed a Mund­ing­burra phar­macy about 5pm on Oc­to­ber 9.

One of the sus­pects al­legedly pro­duced a knife and de­manded a quan­tity of pre­scrip­tion drugs.

When the male phar­macy as­sis­tant handed over the drugs, the men fled on foot.

Al­bion is fac­ing charges of en­ter­ing a premises with in­tent and rob­bery with ac­tual vi­o­lence, driv­ing with­out a li­cence while dis­qual­i­fied and fail­ing to take rea­son­able care in re­spect of sy­ringe or nee­dle.

Act­ing as duty so­lic­i­tor for Al­bion, Lyn­dell O’Connor said her client’s case had been ad­journed pre­vi­ously to al­low po­lice an op­por­tu­nity to check a bail ad­dress.

Pros­e­cu­tor Dar­ryn Cas­son said the check had been done and the ad­dress had been found to be un­suit­able.

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