No bid for bail by accused driver

A CULCAIRN woman charged with two counts of robbery in company yesterday decided against applying for bail.

Sarah Melissa Kent appeared in Albury Local Court through a video-link from Emu Plains jail.

The case was listed for a bail application but solicitor Bill Roberts said he was “instructed to withdraw that application”.

The charges were adjourned until June 30.

It is alleged Kent, 30, the mother of a 13-month-old child, was the driver for two men when they committed robbery offences on April 22 and May 2.

Albury man James Arthur Stevens, 27, and Jamie Stephen Thorley, 31, each face three counts of robbery.

Stevens and Thorley, who has home addresses in Wagga and Doonside in Sydney, also face a charge of aggravated break and enter committing a serious indictable offence in company.

The offence on April 22 involved a robbery from a milk bar in West Albury at the corner of Padman Drive and Gulson Street.

Kent allegedly stopped her car near the milk bar while the two men went inside with knives.

A court has previously been told they grabbed two cash registers, one containing $500 and the other $250 and later used the money to buy drugs.

The other robbery matter involves a 7-Eleven in Sydney on May 2.

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