Mate shocked at blood on mate who robbed service station

DESPITE being off his medication at the time, an armed robber can vividly remember the look of shock on his mate's face when he stumbled out of the Yaamba Rd Caltex service station covered in blood.

"He didn't know what was going on," he told the Rockhampton District Court.

The man was charged with armed robbery, but was later found unsound of mind by a mental health court due to suffering from paranoia schizophrenia.

Yesterday he gave evidence at the trial of Dane Nils Petersen, 23, who has pleaded not guilty to being a party to the offence.

Outlining the Crown's case, prosecutor Clayton Wallis said the man entered the store about 9.15pm armed with a syringe filled with tomato juice.

The court heard he robbed the shop attendant and then smashed a door as he left, cutting his leg on the glass.

Mr Wallis said a police dog found the robber and Petersen at a nearby church.

He told the jury there was no dispute over who did the robbery, but the question was whether Petersen aided or enabled it.

"During the evidence you will hear he was involved in an accessorial way," he told the jury.

However, the witness told the court Petersen was not there when he and another mate, Brendon Alexander Hudson-Miller, discussed doing the robbery.

"He arrived and then we left straight away," he said.

Hudson-Miller has pleaded guilty. The trial continues today.



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