His lawyer Lachlan Ygoa-McKeown told the court Richards would contest the charges and told police while he was in the vicinity at the time, he may be able to produce an alibi as he was with his partner and friend getting a drink from McDonalds before he saw the second alleged victim.
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The court heard Richards admits to seeing the second complainant and swearing at him, but denies pulling a gun on him. A search of Richards home by police failed to find a handgun or any of the property taken during the robbery. Mr McLaughlin said the evidence against Richards was "absolutely overwhelming" and questioned "what the chances were" the first crime could have been committed by someone else.
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