Bail refused for man accused of attempted carjacking
UPDATE: Andrew Edward Markham has been remanded in custody after he allegedly attempted a carjacking while in possession of a knife on the weekend in Maryborough.
Markham was also facing a series of other charges, including three stealing offences.
Defence lawyer Travis George made an argument for Markham to be released on bail, saying his father was gravely ill and could die in the next few weeks, but Magistrate John Smith said there was an unacceptable risk of Markham reoffending.
Markham is due to appear again in Maryborough Magistrates Court on April 27.
EARLIER: A man accused of threatening a driver with a knife and demanding his car keys is due to appear in Maryborough Magistrates Court on Monday.
A police representative said about 6pm in a car park off Alice St a man approached another man who was returning to a car, produced a knife and made a demand for the car keys.
The other man got into his vehicle but the alleged armed robber continued making demands for the keys.
Police said the victim fended off the man by kicking out at him and was able to close his car door and lock himself inside.
The alleged armed man then went to a bicycle and rode away.
Police said the victim, a 31-year-old man, did not receive any physical injuries.
A 26-year-old Deception Bay man has been charged with attempted robbery with violence and unlawful entry of vehicle.
He was expected to appear in the Maryborough Magistrates Court on these and other unrelated charges on Monday.
Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au.