A woman accused of participating in the alleged theft of a grey Tesla from a Braddon apartment building last week, which was foiled when the car's owner used her mobile phone to control and track the car to a nearby park, has been granted bail.
Grace Emily Larkham, 21, of Fisher, pleaded not guilty to assisting in the theft of a motor vehicle and a handbag, and illegally possessing a prescription drug.
A co-accused, Marley Hall, 25, of Holt, also appeared in court on Saturday, but did not apply for bail and was remanded in custody.
Police documents tendered on Saturday said Ms Larkham allegedly entered a Braddon apartment building's underground car park on Thursday, October 22 about 6.23am with another man and Mr Hall, who was driving a blue Ford Focus.
Mr Hall and the other man tried to open a number of car doors in the car park before forcing open the door of the Tesla and taking a brown handbag, police allege.
The police documents said the pair used a key fob from the handbag to then access the Tesla, before Mr Hall allegedly drove the Tesla and the other man drove the Ford Focus from the car park.
Police allege Ms Larkham remained seated in the Ford Focus during the whole incident, which was reported to police by the Tesla's owner about 6.44am.
The Tesla was abandoned at a car park on Henty Street, Braddon, soon after it was allegedly stolen.
An assessment conducted by police forensics located finger prints which matched those of Mr Hall, court documents said.
The court heard Ms Larkham and Mr Hall were arrested on Friday night at a Belconnen hotel following a disturbance, where Ms Larkham was found to be in possession of the handbag taken from the Tesla.
A police witness told the court efforts to locate Mr Hall and Ms Larkham had been ongoing for about five weeks, and Ms Larkham was thought to have been involved in a number of aggravated burglaries in recent months.
Ms Larkham was likely to contact her co-accused and could intimidate the Tesla owner, whose home address she had after being found in possession of the owner's driver's licence, the witness said.
Ms Larkham's defence lawyer told the court the case was weak and there was little evidence to directly connect her with the crime scene, other than the police's assertion that Ms Larkham was similar in appearance to the woman seen on CCTV vision in the car entering the Braddon car park and was found to be in possession with items linked to the theft.
Chief Magistrate Lorraine Walker accepted the submission that the prosecution's case was currently weak and agreed to release Ms Larkham on strict bail conditions, which included an overnight curfew.
Ms Larkham will next appear in the Magistrates Court in November.