Heroin Addicts will do anything to feed thier habit. This “unlucky addict” was over powered by his female victim during a bungled heoin deal.
News source: Sky News
Stephen Barry Chambers, 50, of Ferntree Gully, is facing six charges over the attack on Tuesday during which the woman received bite marks to her left and right forearms.
In the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday, Senior Constable Daniel Chapman said Chambers met the woman on Monday while buying heroin on Victoria Street in Richmond.
He said the woman called Chambers the following day and he arranged to meet her at Abbotsford to buy more drugs.
He met the woman in her car before threatening her with a gun and demanding she hand over her purse, Sen Const Chapman said.
The woman snatched the gun out of his hand, they struggled and the gun was accidentally discharged, Sen Const Chapman told the court.
Chambers then overpowered the woman and fled before throwing the gun in a bin, the court heard.
He was arrested a short time later and police allegedly found the woman’s purse as well as a 15cm hunting knife in his bag.
Chambers has been charged with armed robbery, intentionally and recklessly causing injury and possessing an unregistered firearm.
Chambers, who the court heard is addicted to drugs, made no application for bail and was remanded in custody.
Magistrate Donna Bakos ordered he return to court for a committal mention on June 13.