Hero 'Trolley Man' Hands Himself Into Police

Clay Curtis
November 19, 2018

Rogers made a brief appearance in the Melbourne Magistrates Court, and is expected to appear again later this weekend to apply for bail.

On Thursday, it was revealed police wanted to question Mr Rogers over recent burglaries in the Melbourne CBD and St Kilda areas, and breaching bail conditions.

A homeless man who used his shopping trolley to help thwart an attack by a knife-wielding ISIS sympathizer in Australia this month has been charged with five offences, including burglary and theft.

"He actually doesn't really know what they are, so when I asked him about what they might be he said "I don't know" ... but he's quite keen to speak to police to actually figure out what's going on and get it sorted".

He is also accused of attempting to steal a bicycle from an East Brunswick address a few days later.

Rogers turned himself in at West Melbourne Police Station on Friday evening, and has since been charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of theft, and committing an indictable offence while on bail.

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Given his troubled life, marred by a long criminal history and drug addiction, throwing his hands up was a big deal.

"I have known this man for 20 years. Got him but didn't get him down", he had told Channel Seven.

Rogers, 46, is barred from entering the CBD except for attending court appearances, legal appointments and the Court Integrated Services Program.

The court heard Rogers would not have free access to the thousands of dollars donated to him.

The National Homeless Collective, who set-up the fundraiser, states the money will be held in a trust fund for him and an accountancy firm has offered to oversee it and give financial advice.

Rogers' case returns to court on November 27.

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