Tighes Hill siege: Ricky Kincheila accused of more armed robberies

Siege man accused of more armed robberies SIEGE: Ricky Kincheila on the roof of the Tighes Hill townhouse. He has been charged with 20 offences. Picture: Marina Neil

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Police shut parts of Tighes Hill for several hours on Tuesday. Picture: Marina Neil

Police shut parts of Tighes Hill for several hours on Tuesday. Picture: Marina Neil

Police shut parts of Tighes Hill for several hours on Tuesday. Picture: Marina Neil

Police shut parts of Tighes Hill for several hours on Tuesday. Picture: Marina Neil

Police shut parts of Tighes Hill for several hours on Tuesday. Picture: Marina Neil

Police shut parts of Tighes Hill for several hours on Tuesday. Picture: Marina Neil

Police shut parts of Tighes Hill for several hours on Tuesday. Picture: Marina Neil

Police shut parts of Tighes Hill for several hours on Tuesday. Picture: Marina Neil

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facebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappHE is accused of holding police at bay for more than 17 hours atop a Tighes Hill townhouse after a crime spree that included a random triple stabbing at a Sydney gym and two Hunter service station armed robberies.

And now Ricky Lee Kincheila, 27, of Raglan Street, Wallsend, has also been charged with three armed robberies at Mayfield in one nightin January, in which he allegedly threatened people with a screwdriver and demanded they hand over their car keys.

Mr Kincheila did not appear in Newcastle Local Court during a brief mention of his matters on Thursday.

He has been charged with 20 offences, including five counts of armed robbery, three counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, break and enters, driving offences and using an offensive weapon to prevent his apprehension.

Mr Kincheila is accused of using a screwdriver in an attempt to rob a man of his Holden Commodore at Mayfield at about 10.50pm on January 24, court documents state.

Then on the next night he allegedly used the same weapon to try androb a taxi driver of his cab about 1.30am.Police say he was unsuccessful, but at about 2.15pm he is alleged to have used the screwdriver to rob a man of his Toyota Avalon.

On March 8, he is accused of breaking into the McDonald’s at Nambucca Heads at about 12.20am.

Again he is alleged to have been armed with a screwdriver.About 20 minutes earlier he had allegedly stolen 70 litres of fuel from a petrol station at Macksville, court documents state.

But Mr Kincheila hadn’t come under police attention again until he allegedly broke into a business complex at Maryland on Sunday.

He is accused of stealing cash, a laptop and a Holden Adventra among other items.

At about 3pm on Monday, he is accused of stealing Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver’s $200,000 BMW M4 from a car wash at St Leonards.

Then,about five hours later, Mr Kincheila allegedly stabbed three men at Vision Personal Training at Brookvale, after walking behind the counter and asking to join a boxing club.

He is then accused of using a knife to hold-up two service stations, at Sandgate and Shortland, between 9.45pm and 10.02pm, court documents state.

He was allegedly involved in a pursuit with police at Mayfield immediately after the alleged robberies, and then again at Hamilton South at about 9am the next morning.

He allegedly broke into a townhouse in Henry Street, Tighes Hill on Tuesday before climbing on the roof, where he remained until 5am on Wednesday.