20-year-old in custody over safe heist at car wash

A MAN has faced court accused of breaking into a car wash business to steal a safe while on bail for other serious charges.

Corey Alexander Derrick Busuttil was one of three men accused of breaking into the Flinders View business at 1.30am on Saturday.

He appeared in the dock yesterday charged with armed robbery in company and enter premises and commit indictable offence by break.

It was alleged the trio forced the business' door open, took the safe and loaded it onto the back of a utility vehicle they were driving.

It was reported that during the heist, the men were disturbed and drove away, with the safe falling to the ground.

When bystanders and the owner attended the business soon after, it was alleged the trio returned and made threats towards them, by implying they were armed.

The three men then allegedly escaped with the safe in the utility.

Magistrate Virginia Sturgess noted that Busuttil had already been on bail for attempted arson and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

Defence lawyer Cameron Hodges said the 20-year-old was employed and was willing to abide by strict bail conditions.

However Ms Sturgess still refused bail and adjourned the matter to May 27.

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