The Pacific Fuels service station at Drayton.
The Pacific Fuels service station at Drayton. Stuart Cumming

Armed robbery accused to apply for bail today

TWO men charged in relation to the alleged armed robbery of the Pacific Fuels service station at Drayton had charges against them mentioned before Toowoomba Magistrates Court yesterday.

Aron Neville Wilson, 22, and Calum Braydin Luckel, 20, are each charged with armed robbery in company, possession of a firearm and unlawful use of a motor vehicle arising from the incident as well as the alleged theft of a box trailer and two motorcycles from a Torrington premises.

Neither accused has been required to enter any pleas to the charges.

Solicitor Brad Skuse, for Luckel, told the court he would not be making any bail application for his client until Friday and so Luckel was remanded in custody to appear back in court this morning.

Wilson appeared in watch house-issue, brown t-shirt and track pants to hear his solicitor Chris Lummey apply for bail.

Mr Lummey submitted the police case against his client was "not a strong case" and asked that Wilson be granted bail.

However, police prosecutor Senior Constable Natalie Bugden said police objected to bail, claiming a sawn-off, pump-action, 12-gauge shot gun allegedly used in the robbery was found during a police search of Wilson's home and that fingerprints of both accused were found inside a stolen Toyota Hilux police claim was used in the robbery and which was found abandoned just two hours after the incident.

Magistrate Damian Carroll adjourned the case until this morning so further information could be obtained and remanded both accused in custody.

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