A man accused of wielding a tomahawk and knife during a string of offences across Albury and Lavington this week has been refused bail.
Despite the court hearing the prosecution case placed weight on a victim "identifying the accused via his Facebook profile", magistrate Imad Abdul-Karim said Giuseppe Gugliandolo was "too much of a risk" to be let out of custody.
The 26-year-old father-of-two sat in custody in Albury Local Court on Thursday charged with a raft of offences including robbery armed with offensive weapon, take person in company with intent to commit serious indictable offence, assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company of others and armed with intent to commit indictable offences.
Gugliandolo is accused of approaching a man in Sunwood Drive, Lavington on Monday armed with a tomahawk and knife, before forcing the other man into the house, cutting his wrist with the knife and demanding the keys to his BMW sedan.
About 4.45pm on Tuesday the police allege the stolen car, bearing plates believed to be stolen, was involved in a second incident in Olive Street.
The driver gestured for the driver of a Subaru Impreza to pull over, before allegedly producing a knife and throwing it at the passenger, who was filming at the time.
In the early hours of Wednesday morning police located the man at a property in Driver Terrace, Glenroy.
On sighting police, the man engaged in a short foot pursuit and was located at a property on Resolution Street, also in Glenroy, shortly after and arrested.
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The court heard, during his defence lawyer's bail application, Gugliandolo had mental health issues including autism and ADHD as well as "significant issues with literacy".
This formed part of the defence case for bail telling the court remaining in custody would place him in a "vulnerable position".
Mr Abdul-Karim told the court some charges "don't have a strong case" for the prosecution.
He also said there were some issues with identification going forward.
"There are some issues with identification," he said.
"With one of the victims claiming the ID of the accused only through his Facebook profile.
"My primary bail concern is his risk of re-offending and that is why I am refusing bail.
"I would reconsider with a change of circumstances as the police investigation progresses.
"There may be DNA or fingerprints to come."
The prosecution told Mr Abdul-Karim they saw Gugliangolo as a risk to the community, a risk to not appear and has committed "serious offences" that is a "concern for the community".
The court heard Gugliangolo has a criminal history in three states.
Gugliangolo had his head in his hands during the bail hearing and blew kisses to his parents who were sitting in the court room.
He was taken away by corrections offices when he tried to give his family a hug goodbye. The matter was adjourned for November 11