Trip to court too taxing for alleged Wentworth armed robber

ADRIAN John Bunn won’t be present in court but will appear via audio visual link from prison at his committal hearing in two weeks over an alleged armed robbery at Wentworth Golf Club last year.

Bunn, 22, and his co-accused Joshua Cooper are alleged to be the main players in the robbery, which occurred at the club on April 7 last year just as it was closing.

Bunn, who has been in custody since last year, was refused bail after his arrest as he was already facing charges in the District Court relating to assault. 

Bunn did not speak during his court appearance last Thursday when he sat handcuffed in the dock.

Solicitor Andrew Rolfe, speaking on behalf of his colleague Michael Madden who is representing Bunn but had another court commitment away from Orange, asked for a two-week adjournment.

As was the case with Cooper’s solicitor Philip Boncardo, Mr Madden was served with additional material as part of the prosecution case last Wednesday - the day before the Director of Public Prosecutions was to ask for Bunn to be committed for trial.

Mr Rolfe asked for and was granted a two-week adjournment, asking for Bunn to be excused from appearing in person at the committal proceedings.
“I think he finds the trip and time far more arduous than he had anticipated,” Mr Rolfe told magistrate Terry Lucas.

Cooper and Bunn are accused of entering the club and threatening a barman at gunpoint before he handed over more than $16,000. 

Ben Woods, Alex Williamson and Kelly Gerken are also facing less serious charges in relation to the alleged robbery.

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