A second person has faced court linked to the armed robbery of a Shell Coles Express service station and Fisho van in Singleton earlier this month.

Charged with one count of armed robbery, 29-year-old Kayla Anne Shepherd appeared via video link in Mandurah Magistrates Court Friday morning accused of helping pull off the March 10 robbery.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Read alleged Shepherd drove co-accused Jason Lyons, 27, to the scene of the crime about 3pm, where he allegedly walked into the servo and demanded cash, threatening staff with a homemade weapon.

He then allegedly walked to a nearby Fisho van, threatening another staff member and demanding more cash.

It’s alleged Shepherd helped count the stolen cash and advised Lyons to turn off his phone location before they fled in a getaway car.

The 27-year-old was tracked down by police two days later, arrested and charged with two counts of armed robbery.

The woman’s lawyer said the accused was remorseful for her actions and was dealing with “severe mental health issues”.

Despite this, Sgt Read said it should not take away from the seriousness of her actions.

“Ms Shepherd had reasonable time to pull herself out of that situation,” she told the court.

Shepherd was granted conditional bail and will face court again on April 8.

Extracted in full from: Kayla Anne Shepherd faces court as alleged accomplice to Singleton armed robbery | PerthNow

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