Bail refused to homesick teen
A YOUNG Maryborough couple was confronted by three armed men and robbed of thousands of dollars of electrical equipment during a home invasion, the Maryborough Magistrates Court has heard.
One of the alleged offenders, 19-year-old Taylor James Ryan, was refused bail when he appeared in court to face charges of entering a dwelling and stealing.
The young victims who were aged in their early 20s were asleep in the bedroom of their Granville unit when Ryan and two others allegedly kicked in the rear door and stormed into the bedroom about 12.45am on September 21.
The court heard Ryan wielded a large stick and demanded the victim's hand over their mobile phone.
One of the men allegedly kept watch on the terrified couple while the others raided the unit, stealing game consoles, video games, a laptop computer and a toaster.
Ryan was taken into custody following the home invasion but applied for bail on Monday.
Barrister Sarah Laikind said Ryan had health problems and was missing being at his Granville home.
“No way in the world will I grant him bail,” Magistrate John Smith said.
Mr Smith committed Ryan to stand trial in the District Court and Ryan was taken back to the prison.