'Lonely Hearts' bandit to stand trial in Gladstone

A MAN will stand trial in the District Court at Gladstone after being charged with breaking into a woman's house, tying her hands and depriving her of her liberty.

Beau Robert Bartlett, 32, appeared in custody via video link before Gladstone Magistrates Court on a series of robbery and drug charges.

He said he would be pleading "not guilty" to the Gladstone offences.

Magistrate Penelope Hay ordered that Bartlett stand trial on four offences at a date to be set.

Bartlett is charged with entering a house at Telina at night on February 28 with intent when armed; robbing a woman at the house when armed with a knife; and depriving the same woman of her liberty.

He is also charged with breaking into a house near Brisbane on January 23 and stealing.

Bartlett is wanted by NSW police after being named a suspect in a case in which a man, dubbed the "lonely hearts bandit" robbed a man aged in his 50s who advertised online with a  "lonely hearts" advertisement looking for love.



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