A Woonona man will remain behind bars over accusations he robbed a Domino's Pizza delivery driver and held up a McDonald's store in the space of two months.
Jesse Kinniment, 25, allegedly stole two fresh pizzas, a pizza bag and $130 from the unsuspecting male driver while he was attempting to make a delivery at Woonona on the evening of May 26.
Almost two months later, Kinniment is alleged to have walked into the Woonona McDonald's store early in the morning and demanded staff open the safe.
Police say he made off with $160 cash after staff agreed to his request, fearing he had a weapon concealed down his pants.
Kinniment sought release on bail when he fronted Wollongong Local Court yesterday, promising Magistrate Michael Stoddart he would abide by any conditions the court saw fit to impose if he was released.
However, Mr Stoddart refused the application, saying the community needed to be protected from such behaviour.
Police documents outlining the case against Kinniment for the first robbery say a person who gave his name only as "David" had placed an order for two pizzas and a bottle of Coke earlier in the evening.
When the driver turned up at the address to deliver the food, he was approached by three men wearing hoodies, one of whom police say was Kinniment. The driver was told to hand over the pizzas and any cash he had.
When the alleged victim hesitated, one of the men punched him in the head. The driver then handed over the items and the trio fled.
Police documents detailing the McDonald's incident allege Kinniment approached staff in the store and demanded they open the safe. When one eventually did, Kinniment allegedly touched a spare till that had been inside the safe, leaving his fingerprint behind.