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Alleged armed robbers to stay in custody

A 24-YEAR-OLD woman allegedly involved in the armed robbery of the East End Hotel on Friday has been refused bail.
A 24-YEAR-OLD woman allegedly involved in the armed robbery of the East End Hotel on Friday has been refused bail. Max Fleet

A 24-YEAR-OLD woman allegedly involved in the armed robbery of the East End Hotel on Friday has been refused bail.

Kacey Lea Porter sobbed throughout the bail application in Bundaberg Magistrates Court yesterday as lawyer Rian Dwyer argued the only police evidence against his client was "pure hearsay" from a person known to police and who had a lot to gain by co-operating with them.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Barry Stevens said it was alleged Porter acted as a counsellor in the robbery, allegedly helping with planning and also making travel and accommodation arrangements afterwards.

The court heard $24,000 was allegedly stolen in the robbery and Magistrate John Smith refused Porter's application for bail.

The other three alleged co-offenders, Justin Aaron James Lecauteur, 25, Jake Harold Norman Philips, 26, and Robert Nicholas Wilson, 45, did not apply for bail and will be remanded in custody for committal mention via videolink from prison on December 11, the same day as Porter's next court appearance.



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