The woman dubbed the "buxom bandit", because of the low-cut dress she wore while allegedly holding up a service station, has handed herself in to police on the Gold Coast.
Tonee Walker, 22, gained worldwide notoriety after CCTV pictures of the incident early last Monday morning were released. A Taiwanese company even made an animated cartoon showing a buxom blonde robber riding into town on a kangaroo.
Walker gave herself up on Friday night, having earlier been missed by police when she walked in and out of a court on an unrelated shoplifting charge.
Court documents allege that co-accused Alexander Joshua Spinks told police he deliberately adjusted Walker's top to expose her breasts before she went into the service station armed with a knife.
She allegedly told her friends sitting in a car parked at the petrol pump that she planned to give the middle-aged male console operator "something to look at", news.com.au reported.
Walker allegedly threatened the attendant with the knife before fleeing with about A$300 in takings. She is charged with armed robbery and stealing.
Police opposed bail, saying Walker was on probation for drug offences and her "erratic and violent" criminal behaviour appeared to be escalating.
The Southport Magistrates Court was told she was in the grip of a drug and alcohol problem, and was affected by both when she allegedly committed the robbery.
Her lawyer Chris Rossiter told the court Walker came from a respectable family and was willing to live at home and abide by a curfew if she was granted bail, the Daily Mail said.
Magistrate Brian Kilmartin refused bail and remanded Walker in custody until her next court appearance on August 20.
Outside the court Rossiter said Walker and her family were distressed and highly embarrassed about all the "buxom bandit" publicity.
"She's aware of all the notoriety she's received - it wasn't something she set out to achieve," he said. "It's been devastating for the family. It just seems out of character"
Spinks, the alleged getaway driver, also appeared in court after turning himself into police.
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