Man charged over Culburra armed robbery Alleged Culburra armed robber granted bail

Court appearance: The man is expected back in court on February 6.
Court appearance: The man is expected back in court on February 6.

A Goulburn man charged over the armed robbery of a Culburra Beach service station on Sunday night has been granted conditional bail.

Isaac Rozs, 20, did not enter a plea to the charge of robbery armed with an offensive weapon when he appeared in Nowra Local Court on Monday.

Police allege Rozs, armed with a long silver kitchen knife, held up the Metro Service Station at Prince Edward Avenue, Culburra Beach around 6.30pm on December 3.

Police allege Rozs, armed with a long silver kitchen knife, held up the Metro Service Station at Culburra Beach around 6.30pm on December 3.

Court documents

Court papers said Rozs was allegedly captured on CCTV footage entering the business and walking around the shop for a number of minutes earlier in the afternoon, before asking the female attendant what time the business closed.

CCTV footage captured a man, who police allege was Rozs, dressed in different clothes in an attempt to hide his identity, enter the business around 6.30pm, wearing a black hooded jumper, black tights, with a blue bandana wrapped around his face and wearing white gloves.

It is alleged he was carrying a black backpack and a large steel kitchen knife, approached the female attendant behind the counter, demanding cash. The woman allegedly gave the male a number of $5, $20 and $50 notes before he was seen running in an easterly direction towards Prince Edward Avenue. A number of witnesses told police the alleged offender had ran in the direction of Brighton Parade.

Following investigations police went to a house in the street, found a gate to the rear of the property open, along with the back door of the home open. When police entered they allegedly found Rozs dressed in nothing but his underwear.

A search of the home found a large amount of Australian currency partially hidden on a bed. Police recovered $790 in cash and also allegedly located a number of pieces of clothing, the same as those captured on CCTV from the robbery. Rozs told police he was intellectually impaired and resided at a care facility in Goulburn.

Magistrate Gabriel Fleming granted Rozs bail, imposing a number of conditions, including reporting to Goulburn Police and not to enter the Shoalhaven other than for court appearances and legal appointments.