Hold-up suspect not free
A GYMPIE man was remanded in custody yesterday after appearing in Gympie Magistrates Court to answer a charge of armed robbery at a video store on Saturday night.
Colin Ryan Joel Davis, 25, has been charged with entering the Tozer St Civic Video about 8.45am, producing a knife and demanding cash from a 19-year-old attendant before leaving with a sum of cash.
Phone calls from the public helped police locate Davis along Rifle Range Rd and he was charged with driving while disqualified by a court order, and again along Glanmire St.
Legal representative for Davis Chris Anderson said his client was not making an application for bail.
Mr Anderson said his client had "significant health issues to be explored". Davis is due to reappear in court via video link on March 5.
The 19-year-old male attendant was not injured in the incident.
Officer-in-charge of Gympie police station Senior Sergeant Graeme Reeves said a combination of good information and police work led to the arrest of a suspect after a witness saw someone acting suspiciously before the armed hold-up.
"The Gympie police district has a 100% clearance rate for armed hold-ups this financial year," Snr Sgt Reeves said.
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