Suspect in chemist robbery not bailed
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.