A COUPLE on the run for an alleged armed robbery have been captured after they were found hiding inside a house near Tamworth.
Samone Hall and Jonathan Nean both appeared in the dock of Tamworth Local Court on Thursday morning following their arrests in Quirindi on Wednesday.
The pair were on supreme and local court bail for a string of charges including armed robbery stemming from an incident in Quirindi in September, last year.
On Wednesday, police received an anonymous tip-off that the pair were seen inside a house in Ray Carter Dr.
Officers went to the house and saw Hall inside about 9.30am. They forced their way in and found the pair hiding inside.
In court, Hall pleaded guilty to breaching her bail, driving while disqualified for a separate matter and made no new application for bail.
Magistrate Roger Prowse said “there’s all sorts of allegations of breaches of bail” and adjourned the robbery warrants “so the district court can recapture it's hold on the matters".
Nean tried to make a fresh application for bail but it was refused by Mr Prowse.
This court doesn't have to the power to hear a bail application for a district court matter.- Magistrate Roger Prowse
“This court doesn't have to the power to hear a bail application for a district court matter,” he said, adjourning the case to the district court.
One of the co-accused remains in custody with the trial set down for 10 days later this year.
Police allege three people were armed with a knife and screwdriver and stole goods including cash and a Mitsubishi Lancer from inside a Centre St home in Quirindi on September 11, last year.
Officers allege the stolen Lancer was sighted five hours a later on Goonoo Goonoo Rd, Tamworth, before a pursuit was initiated by police.
A short time later, two women and two men were arrested after the vehicle stopped at Currububula.