Bourke St ‘Trolley Man’ Michael Rogers Granted Bail Over Burglary Charges

Michael Rogers

Michael Rogers, the ‘Trolly Man‘ who launched himself at last week’s Bourke Street attacker with a shopping trolley, has been granted strict conditional bail over burglary and theft charges.

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Appearing at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, Rogers was granted bail under the condition that he must report to police daily, abide by a curfew, undertake drug screenings, and a court program to help with substance abuse.

Rogers has also been banned from entering Melbourne’s CBD area.

Victoria Police spokesperson told 9News Rogers had presented himself to police at around 10pm on Friday after authorities announced he was wanted in connection to a string of alleged burglaries in Melbourne’s CBD and St Kilda areas.

Rogers was charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of theft, and committing an indictable offence whilst on bail.

Per 9News, Victoria Police allege that in one offence, Rogers followed a St Kilda resident into an apartment and stole a bike worth $2000.

Videos from the Bourke Street attack show Rogers, 46, charging at Hassan Khalif Shire Ali with a shopping trolley multiple times.

After discovering Rogers was homeless, a GoFundMe campaign was created by the National Homeless Collective. 

In just six days, the campaign – which has been shared more than 18,000 times – managed to raise a mammoth $145,000.

Rogers is expected to re-appear in court on November 27.