Attempted armed robbery case adjourned
A SOUTH Mackay man has been remanded in custody over a violent attempted armed robbery at an Evan St convenience store.
Caleb Earvin James Geesu did not apply for bail when the matter was mentioned in Mackay Magistrates Court yesterday.
It is alleged the 26-year-old tried to rob the business about 6.43pm Thursday armed with a sign and threatened staff before demanding money from the till.
Mr Geesu allegedly lunged for the money in the till and has been struck on his hand by the staff member, who was holding a baseball bat.
It is allegedly he has then left the store but remained near the doorway and a wrestle has occurred between the man and the staff member before Mr Geesu fled in a car which was parked nearby.
The staff member received minor injuries to his shin, hand and wrist.
Mr Geesu has been charged with attempted armed robbery using actual violence. The case was adjourned to August 28 for mention over video link.