Portland man denies involvement in armed robbery

A WARRNAMBOOL jury yesterday heard a Portland man “flat-out deny” he was involved in the armed robbery of a chemist.

Michael David Wilson, 29, of Rundell Avenue, has pleaded not guilty to armed robbery of Portland’s Amcal Pharmacy in Percy Street on July 22 last year.

A video-recorded interview with police was yesterday shown to a Warrnambool County Court jury.

Mr Wilson said he was not the man shown in security camera footage from the pharmacy.

Detective Senior Constable Ian Dickinson said Mr Wilson had told him he had a prescription for Oxycontin which were the drugs stolen from the chemist.

During the videoed interview when questioned about his medication, Mr Wilson made no mention of Oxycontin.

Police claim Mr Wilson was found in possession of Oxycontin.

Mr Wilson said he had watched television and been to see a friend when the robbery happened about 6pm.

When asked about whether he had committed the robbery, Mr Wilson said: “No, I wasn’t there.”

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