Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Teen in Jail for Toy Gun Hold-Up Teen Spends Months in Custody for Robbery; ...All for a Pack of Cigarettes

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Teen in Jail for Toy Gun Hold-Up Teen Spends Months in Custody for Robbery; ...All for a Pack of Cigarettes

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Byline: Vanessa Marsh

A BUNDABERG teenager has been released on a suspended jail term for holding up a convenience store with a fake gun Co but not before spending more than three months in custody for the sake of a pack of cigarettes.

David Jesse Evans, 19, walked into the Night Owl Convenience Store on Bourbong St about 7am on December 23, 2010, where he held a fake gun to a 61-year-old cashier's face.

Prosecutor Julie Aylward yesterday told Bundaberg District Court that Evans entered the store with his hand and the fake weapon behind his back before shoving it in the man's face and demanding a pack of cigarettes.

C[pounds sterling]The complainant handed them over,C[yen] Ms Aylward said.

Evans then fled the store, but was not on the run for long after police recognised him in CCTV footage.

C[pounds sterling]They located the defendant sitting in a gutter outside his parent's house,C[yen] Ms Aylward said.

In his bedroom, officers found the cap gun used in the hold-up and a bong that smelled of marijuana. …

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