A man will fight charges in court that he tried to break into an Armidale cafe.
Naden Gardiner was arrested after a witness allegedly saw him acting suspiciously near the Rusden St cafe about 12.20am.
Police allege the 28-year-old entered a wood shed on the property.
“Police attended a short time later and during their inspection found a fly screen door to the cafe was open,” New England Inspector Chris McKinnon said.
“A short time later a male offender was arrested.”
Police allege Gardiner also tried to break into a second Rusden St business on the same night.
He’s been charged with possessing house breaking implements, two counts of break-and-enter with intent, enter inclosed lands and commit section 114 offence with previous conviction.
He was refused bail and appeared in Armidale Local Court where he pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Gardiner lodged a fresh bid for bail but was denied by Magistrate Michael Holmes.
Gardiner will remain in custody until the case returns to court later this month.
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