Melbourne's Trolleyman Appears In Court For Theft

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17 December 2018

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The man who rammed the Bourke Street terrorist with a shopping trolley has briefly appeared in a Melbourne court.

Michael Rogers, 46, faced Melbourne Magistrates Court on Monday via video link, with his case adjourned until January 31.

A day after his last appearance on November 27, Rogers allegedly stole an Apple laptop, Bose headphones, a USB charging hub, Herschel backpack, sneakers and a baseball cap.

He is also accused of breaking into a CBD cafe and stealing $500, a day before the terror attack that gained him public attention.

Rogers earned the nickname "Trolleyman" after his efforts on November 9 when IS-inspired Hassan Khalif Shire Ali killed Melbourne restaurant icon Sisto Malaspina and injured two others before being fatally shot by police.

An online fundraising campaign for Rogers raised more than $155,000.

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