FORMER Northern Territory youth detainee Dylan Voller has avoided jail after calling in a bomb threat during the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, but his freedom could be short lived after a fresh warrant was issued for his arrest.
The 21-year-old appeared in Southport District Court on Wednesday, charged with threatening a bomb hoax.
He was given a six month suspended jail sentence after admitting to calling triple zero from hospital and claiming there was a bomb at the finishing line of the marathon during the Commonwealth Games.
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But, shortly before Mr Voller walked into court on the Gold Coast, police in New South Wales announced a warrant had been issued for his arrest over an alleged armed robbery in the state’s Riverina region.
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In a statement, Murray River Police confirmed Mr Voller was wanted over his alleged involvement in two incidents in Moama in January and March.
The offences listed in the arrest warrant, issued by the Deniliquin Local Court, include robbery while armed with an offensive weapon and shoplifting.
“If you see Mr Voller, do not approach him, but contact triple-0 immediately,” Murray River Police said.
“If you have any information please call, Deniliquin Detectives on 03 5881 9299.”
The 21-year-old first came to public attention after details of his mistreatment in Northern Territory’s infamous Don Dale Detention Centre were aired documented on ABC’s Four Corners in July 2016.