A man accused of two counts of robbery against two Mackay Regional Council workers has appeared in Mackay Court House.
A man accused of two counts of robbery against two Mackay Regional Council workers has appeared in Mackay Court House. Jarred Sferruzzi

Bail bid for man who allegedly robbed council workers

WHEN two good Samaritans stopped to help a bogged driver at Mackay Harbour, he allegedly lashed out violently.

Stuart Ronald Perkins, 29, was granted bail today on strict conditions after allegedly robbing two Mackay Regional Council workers on East Point Rd about 1.45pm on Monday.

Prosecutor Robert Beamish, who objected to bail, told Mackay Magistrates Court the two men had been older, with one aged 63 years.

"It is further alleged the defendant used personal violence by grabbing and pushing both (men),” Mr Beamish said.

The court heard Mr Perkins had initially approached two woman, also council workers, when the two men had come over to help.

It is alleged that's when he grabbed a tobacco pouch out of the shirt pocket of one and snatched a phone from the other man. The property has not been recovered.

Mr Perkins was not in a show cause position but Mr Beamish argued that he was an unacceptable risk of endangering the safety of other people and committing further offences.

"He has two fail to appears and breaches of bail, they are dated ... there have been breaches of community service orders, probation orders and suspended sentences,” Mr Beamish said.

"He's currently on a suspended sentence.”

The court heard Mr Perkins was currently subjected to a mental health treatment order and had missed an appointment.

Duty lawyer Geoff Govey, of Taylors Solicitors, said Mr Perkins had moved to Mackay earlier this year after his nan became ill and died.

The court heard Mr Perkins was on medication but was not taking it at the moment because of side effects.

Magistrate Mark Nolan granted bail. Mr Perkins must abide residential, reporting and no contact order conditions.

He must also attend the community mental health facility.

The case was adjourned to August 13.



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