Five people allegedly dished out "vigilante justice" to steal a man's phone in a violent and targeted home invasion in the early hours of Friday morning.
Three of the accused were granted bail on Monday, while the other two and their alleged getaway driver continue to elude police.
In documents tendered to the ACT Magistrates Court, police allege that Dylan Crick, 23, Jordan Knight, 22, Justin Guerra, 28, Tianna Lee Robb, 21, and Letitia Humphries, 18, broke into the home of a man in Spence about 1.50am on Friday.
They allegedly smashed their way inside through a window and pushed the man's pregnant sister aside as they looked for the man.
Police say that when the group found the man, Mr Knight pinned him to a bed and Mr Crick punched him twice in the head.
Mr Knight then allegedly punched the man in the ribs and the back of the head as Mr Crick stood over the man and demanded his phone.
According to police, Mr Crick found the phone and the group left with it, but not before Mr Guerra cut the back of the man's head open by smashing a decorative glass plate on it.
As of Monday afternoon, police were still looking for Mr Guerra, Mr Knight and a female alleged getaway driver, who has not been identified.
But Mr Crick, Ms Robb and Ms Humphries were all arrested at the Rex Hotel in Braddon on Friday night after an unrelated incident.
The latter trio are charged with aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary, while Mr Crick faces a further charge of common assault.
None of them entered pleas when they appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday.
Prosecutor Natasha Purvis told the court the Spence incident was a form of "vigilante justice", in which the alleged victim's mother had feared he would be killed.
Ms Purvis said the group believed the alleged victim had committed an offence against one of the accused, and they wanted his phone because they thought it contained pictures of this apparent offence.
She said the group took the alleged victim's phone to the Wanderlust Gentleman's Club in Mitchell and snapped it in half, setting the carpet on fire in the process. She said there may be further charges laid in relation to the fire.
Ms Purvis did not oppose Ms Robb being granted conditional bail, but she urged Magistrate James Lawton to remand Mr Crick and Ms Humphries in custody.
Ms Purvis said they had demonstrated a willingness to take the law into their own hands, and the court could therefore have no confidence in their ability to abide by bail conditions.
The prosecutor also said the alleged victim feared "further reprisals".
She said Mr Crick, Ms Humphries and Ms Robb had checked into the Rex Hotel to hide from police, and they were only apprehended when they assaulted another person who had since refused to give police a statement.
At one point during Ms Purvis' submissions, Ms Humphries yelled over her and began screaming and pounding her fists on a table.
Mr Lawton decided to grant each of the trio bail with a series of strict conditions.
The conditions of their release include that they must not enter the suburb of Spence or be within 100 metres of the alleged victim, his mother and his sister. They are also banned from contacting each other and their alleged co-offenders.
The case is due to return to court on August 3.
Police have urged anyone with information on the Spence incident, or the whereabouts of the three people still at large, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.
Information can be provided anonymously, quoting reference number 6572153.