A Devon Park man accused of armed robbery of a Thebarton service station has claimed the matter is a case of mistaken identity.

Jamaine James Sansbury, 34, appeared via video link in the Port Adelaide Magistrates Court on Wednesday afternoon.

Police allege that just before 9.30pm on Monday, he entered a service station on Port Road allegedly armed with a firearm and threatened staff before leaving with an amount of cash.

The victim was not physically injured.

Following the incident, police released CCTV from the holdup.

Jamaine Sansbury appeared via video link in the Port Adelaide Magistrates Court on Wednesday afternoon charged with aggravated robbery.

Jamaine Sansbury appeared via video link in the Port Adelaide Magistrates Court on Wednesday afternoon charged with aggravated robbery.

On Tuesday, detectives from the Western District Criminal Investigation Branch went to a Croydon Park address, located the suspect and arrested him for aggravated robbery.

In court on Wednesday, Sansbury’s defence lawyer said the case was based on circumstantial identification.

“ (Sansbury) says it wasn’t him (who committed the offending),” the lawyer said.

“He maintains this is a case of mistaken identity.”

Sansbury applied for bail, which was denied by Magistrate John Wells, due to the seriousness of the allegations.

The matter will next come before the Adelaide Magistrates Court on May 11.

Extracted in full from: https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/messenger/west-beaches/jamaine-james-sansbury-appears-in-port-adelaide-court-on-aggravated-robbery-charges/news-story/4d415386e64a3dead35b4966a2c0d9b3