A man accused of robbery at knifepoint has been remanded in custody.
A man accused of robbery at knifepoint has been remanded in custody.

Proserpine man remanded in custody for alleged knife robbery

A man accused of robbing a group of people at knifepoint at a Proserpine park has been remanded in custody.

Edward Martin Watkinson did not apply for bail when he appeared in Mackay Magistrates Court on Friday.

It is understood he was on a return to prison warrant.

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Proserpine police were called to a disturbance at Pioneer Park about 1.30pm on Sunday, February 7 where it was alleged a man was armed with a knife.

It is further alleged he threatened a group of people before stealing a skateboard.

The 24 year old is charged with robbery with violence, common assault and possessing a knife in a public place.

The case was adjourned to early April.


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