A man who a court has heard has made "full admissions" to an attempted armed robbery on an Albury liquor store has struggled to hold back tears while being taken back into custody.
Kristian Davie had been granted bail by an Albury Local Court registrar on Saturday night.
But that bail was revoked on Tuesday afternoon after magistrate Richard Funston granted a police detention application.
Mr Funston said that even withstanding Davie's admissions that showed remorse and would provide a sentencing discount, he was facing a "lengthy period in jail".
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The 39-year-old West Albury man is facing charges of assault with intention to rob while armed with an offensive weapon and face blackened or disguised with the intention of committing an indictable offence.
Davie did not enter a plea.
Defence lawyer Graham Lamond opposed the detention application, arguing that while a jail term was likely on conviction there were further onerous bail conditions that could be imposed to ensure his client turned up for his next day in court.
Mr Lamond said these included a curfew, more frequent reporting to Albury police and testing to ensure Davie was meeting the condition that he not use illicit drugs.
Davie was arrested by police over an alleged incident at the Smollett Street liquor shop on Saturday about 5.30pm.
Police further claim that Davie was wearing a balaclava as he swung the shifter towards the victim, before leaving the store empty-handed and fleeing in a four-wheel-drive.
He was later picked-up by police at a home in West Albury.
Davie seemed resigned to his fate throughout the hearing of the police application, showing clear signs of apprehension and distress.
That was even before Mr Lamond had completed his submissions, during which Mr Funston made several comments about the seriousness of the alleged crime.
Mr Funston then directly addressed Davie.
"I'm sorry, no matter what Mr Lamond has been able to say ... I'm just not satisfied you should be on bail today," he said.
"There is real concern that you would commit serious offences if you were released or were allowed to stay out on bail."
The court was told that Davie had been suffering from mental health issues, partly due to him not being able to see his children.
His ex-partner would not allow that to happen because she was deeply concerned he was using illicit drugs, specifically methamphetamine - something he has denied.
The case was adjourned to December 10.