Court case a laugh for accused

APPEARING in court seemed to be one big joke for a man who allegedly broke into a Tinana hardware store last week.

Twenty-year-old Robert Kelvin Delphin was arrested on Thursday morning and faced Maryborough Magistrates Court on Friday.

As he sat in the dock he joked with his family in the public gallery between having “power naps” on the dock bench and asking the prosecutor if there was “any chance of a coffee”.

Delphin was one of four people accused of breaking into the hardware shop.

A witness reported four suspicious looking men to police about 3.30am on Thursday.

All four were tracked down and charged with breaking into the business.

Police allege the four stole a large number of electrical tools and hardware.

Delphin was represented in court by barrister Sarah Laikind from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service.

She said she was awaiting a copy of Delphin’s extensive interstate history before making an application for bail.

The case was adjourned until November 22.



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