No bail for Legume robbery accused

A WARWICK man who allegedly fired a shot through the Legume Store front door window before smashing the window with the butt of his rifle has been refused bail for the second time in two days.

Luke Weier, 21, appeared in Lismore Local Court after being extradited to NSW to face charges over the armed hold-up on October 27.

The offences carry a maximum prison term of 25 years.

Solicitor Monique Hannigan applied for bail on behalf of her client but it was refused by acting registrar Brett Newberry.

Lismore duty officer Inspector Matt Kehoe argued Weier should not receive bail - for the protection of the Warwick community.

He argued another reason to refuse bail was that Weier's parents had guns stored at their house.

Ms Hannigan told the court Weier was not a risk to the community.

"It would be really unlikely that he would commit another serious offence while he is on bail," she said.

Police allege at 4.30am on the day in question Weier approached the Legume store and yelled for someone to let him in.

He stands accused of waking the husband and wife owners of the Legume store by smashing the front window before getting into a struggle with the husband who was trying to wrestle the rifle from him.

He is then said to have fled the scene.

Insp Kehoe told the court police have DNA evidence after Weier suffered cuts from the broken window.

Mr Newberry adjourned Weier's matters until Monday.



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