A Sanctuary Point man who allegedly attempted to rob a Sussex Inlet chemist of drugs while armed with a replica pistol has also been charged with possessing, making and using explosives.
Adam David Smithers, 24, did not enter any pleas to a variety of charges before Nowra Local Court registrar Craig Cockburn on Tuesday, July 21.
It is alleged Smithers attempted to hold up the Sussex Inlet Pharmacy around 2.45pm on March 26, while armed with a replica Glock pistol.
It is alleged by police he was attempting to steal drugs from the pharmacy's safe.
He was charged with armed robbery and also with being in custody of a knife.
Smithers also faces two charges of not keeping a firearm safely relating to two instances, one on February 11, 2018 when he was allegedly in possession of a .22 calibre rifle on Naval College Road at Worrowing Heights, south of Vincentia, and on August 3, 2018 when he was allegedly in possession of a .22 calibre rifle near the Parma Fire Trail at Yerrinyong, west of Nowra.
He is also charged with four counts of firing a firearm in or near a public place, five counts of possessing, supplying or making explosives for unlawful purposes, three counts of possessing explosives with intent to destroy property and with being armed with intent to carry out an indictable offence.
Court papers said he had allegedly been firing a .223 calibre hunting rifle and a lever-action single-barrel 12-gauge shotgun in the Yerriyong area on September 27, 2019.
Police also allege he was in possession, supplied or made explosives for unlawful purposes on five occasions, again in the Yerriyong area, on September 5, September 21, September 24 and December 23, 2018, and again on January 2, 2019.
Police also allege he used explosives to damage a number of items including a filing cabinet in a site office, a cupboard, roof and powerboard in a caravan and toilet bowl in a toilet building all at Yerriyong on September 13-14, 2019.
He also faces a charge of being armed with intent to carry out an indictable offence for having an improvised explosive device.
His bail has been continued and he will reappear in court on September 22.