Alleged jewel thief remains behind bars for robberies

A MAN accused of snatching a tray of engagement rings from a Gympie jewellery store did not apply for bail after being extradited from New South Wales on a warrant over the matter.

Troy Anthony Fitzpatrick, 44, faced Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning accused of robbing the Mary St store on August 20 last year and a second robbery charge at Mango Hill on February 26 this year.

Detectives from the Gympie Criminal Investigation Branch extradited Mr Fitzpatrick from Nowra in New South Wales on Tuesday.

The extradition occurred after Fitzpatrick allegedly failed to appear in Maroochydore District Court this month on a robbery with actual violence charge.

A bench charge warrant had ensued.

During the short appearance, Mr Fitzpatrick sat quietly in custody wearing blue jeans and brown prison jumper with no socks or shoes.

Magistrate Anthony Gett adjourned the Mango Hill robbery charge to August 22 and the Gympie robbery charge to Maroochydore District Court on a day to be fixed.

The court heard Mr Fitzpatrick also faced 12 breaches of bail conditions.

Mr Fitzpatrick was remanded in custody.

- ARM NEWSDESK



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