A 17-year-old man is accused of using a stanley knife to rob the Night Owl at Pialba on Monday night.
A 17-year-old man is accused of using a stanley knife to rob the Night Owl at Pialba on Monday night. Alistair Brightman

Teen in court over alleged hold-up

A 17-YEAR-OLD man was yesterday remanded in custody following the alleged armed robbery of the Night Owl store at Pialba.

Phillip Michael Daveson is accused of using a small stanley knife to rob the Boat Harbour Drive convenience store of money and cigarettes about 11.45pm on Monday.

The male store manager working at the time was not injured in the alleged robbery, in which a small sum of cash and three packets of cigarettes were taken.

Daveson and two other men were found by police shortly afterwards in the vicinity of the PCYC building.

Police said the two other men were helping with their investigations.

Daveson appeared in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on four charges yesterday, including enter premises with intent, armed robbery, obstructing police and wilful damage of police property.

Police allege that, while being taken into custody, Daveson kicked out and struck an officer’s leg.

He is also accused of damaging a blanket at the police watch house.

Defence barrister Sarah Laikind made an application for bail for Daveson on the grounds of his age.

She said he was concerned for his wellbeing if he was to be held at the Maryborough Correctional Centre and instead asked that he be able to return to his grandparents’ house in Hervey Bay.

Magistrate Graeme Tatnell denied bail, despite noting that Daveson had co-operated with police.

Daveson will reappear in court on January 14.



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