Raid suspect is in custody
10:50am Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
A MAN accused of carrying out two robberies in Swindon in the run up to Christmas has been remanded in custody by a judge.
Harry Tabener admitted a charge of failing to surrender to custody when he was brought before Swindon Crown Court yesterday having been arrested on a warrant.
The 20-year-old had been due to appear before a judge in July, but did not attend the hearing claiming he ran out of cash for the journey.
Paul Trotman, defending, asked the court to grant him bail again but Judge Douglas Field refused and remanded him in custody.
Tabener, who had been on bail to live in Bournemouth, will be brought back before the court on September 13 when he is due to enter pleas over the allegations.
He is accused of robbing two people of mobile phones and theft in relation to another incident in the week running up to Christmas last year.
The court was told the two alleged robberies took place close to the Outlet Centre in Swindon on the night of December 22.
Earlier that week, on Monday December 17, it is alleged that he stole another mobile phone.
No charges have been formally put to Tabener, of no fixed abode, and he has yet to enter any pleas.