Knife-point robbery alleged

A MAN accused of robbing a woman at knife-point on a Pialba street has faced court.

Rodney Thomas Hills is charged with robbery with actual violence while armed in company, extortion and breaching a bail condition.

Police allege the 42-year-old jumped out of a car on the corner of Taylor Street and Boat Harbour Drive and held up the woman last month.

They told the court he was with another man when he pulled up beside the woman, who was known to him, grabbed her by the arm and demanded money from her.

When he approached the woman Hills was allegedly armed with a knife.

During the altercation Hills allegedly stole cash from the woman's handbag.

He was later arrested and charged with offences stemming from the altercation.

He was also charged with extortion, relating to other complaints made by the same woman.

At the time of the alleged offences Hills was on Supreme Court bail for other offences.

He first faced court on October 21.

Yesterday morning he was committed to the Hervey Bay District Court on a date to be set.

Hervey Bay Magistrate Graeme Tatnell allowed bail.



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