A MAN faced Rockingham Magistrates Court last Friday, charged over the alleged knife-point robbery of a deli on Parkin Street in Rockingham.
Appearing in custody, Dylan Jacob Greaves also heard charges of armed robbery, having no authority to drive, possessing drug paraphernalia and stealing a motor vehicle.
The prosecutor alleged that a man entered the deli at 8.10am on Wednesday, October 25 holding a 20cm boning knife.
He further alleged the man approached the counter brandishing the knife at a female staff member and aggressively demanded she hand over money.
He said the man then made a stabbing motion at a chain that secured a donation tin and severed it from its chain.
He attempted to sever another tin but was unsuccessful.
The prosecutor said the staff member handed over some money and the man fled to a waiting BMW X5.
He also alleged before the man fled he turned to the staff member and said “sorry love”.
The prosecutor said Mr Greaves was arrested later that morning when he was stopped by police on Read Street in the stolen BMW.
Police arrested him on suspicion of the earlier robbery and told him the offence was captured on CCTV.
Magistrate Richard Huston asked Mr Greaves what he wanted to do and he said he wanted to organise a lawyer.
Mr Greaves was remanded in custody to re-appear on November 17.