A man accused of robbing a bank and biting police officers spent most of a court appearance unsuccessfully trying to shield his face while making Mongrel Mob gestures.
Junior Jury, 40, made a brief appearance before Judge Anna-Marie Skellern in Napier District Court yesterday.
He did not enter pleas to charges of aggravated robbery, resisting arrest and assaulting two police officers and was remanded in custody until next month.
Jury took exception to being photographed, and tried to cover his face with an envelope. He gave the photographer the finger, and gang hand signs.
When the judge told him to stop, he yelled out: "But I didn't do it."
Jury is accused of holding up the Kiwibank and Post Shop outlet in Kennedy Rd, Marewa, on the morning of April 4.
The robber approached a staff member with a firearm and demanded money.
On being handed cash, he left the scene on a bicycle.
When police found Jury later, he is alleged to have resisted arrest and then assaulted two officers by biting them.
- The Dominion Post
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