Glamorous Instagram star, 25, is arrested after being ‘found with a mysterious load of two Nike shoe boxes full of credit cards, men’s cufflinks and prescription forms’
- An Instagram model and single mom were arrested in Sydney on Wednesday
- Monique Marina Agostino, 25, was wanted by the police after violating her bail
- Officers of Strike Force Raptor arrested Agostino in western Sydney
- She was brought to trial on Thursday, charged with three counts of stealing property
- Agostino has been accused of stealing cufflinks, credit cards and prescriptions
A glamorous Instagram model has been arrested after being found carrying a load of stolen goods in two Nike shoe boxes.
Monique Marina Agostino, 25, was attacked on Wednesday by officers from the Strike Force Raptor in Harris Park, West Sydney, and charged with three counts of stealing property.
The former Northern Beach schoolgirl appeared in the Parramatta Local Court on Thursday, charged with violating bail conditions and stealing the collection of foreign objects, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Instagram model Monique Marina Agostino (photo) was arrested on Wednesday over an outstanding warrant and charged with three counts of stealing property
The single mother (pictured) appeared in Parramatta Local Court on Thursday
Agostino, 25, was accused of keeping a pile of strange stolen goods in two Nike shoe boxes
Agostino pleaded not guilty to the charges after allegedly stealing cufflinks for men, photo identification cards, Medicare cards, four bank cards, a prescription from a retiree, and vehicle registration papers.
Police were looking for Agostino, a single mother who grew up in Belrose, for an excellent warrant for arrest when they stopped the silver Subaru Forester she was driving.
Magistrate Kevin Hocking bailed Agostino on the terms she reports daily to Blacktown Police Station and abides by a curfew between 10 PM and 6 AM.
Agostino, who worked briefly at a real estate agency in Manly, was released on bail earlier this year after appealing a prison sentence she received in December.
She was sentenced to 18 months in prison in November 2018 for a series of charges related to burglary robberies in cafes and convenience stores.
Agostino was involved in a burglary at the Pound of Pizza restaurant and attempted to break into the House of Fruit supermarket and Le Parisien Cafe in Killarney Heights on November 6.
The group then drove 15 km to St Ives, where they broke into Stanley Street Café less than an hour after the initial attacks.
The single mom broke into a home burglary in November 2018 and focused on several cafes and convenience stores on Sydney’s northern beaches
Agostino has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for her role in the wave of burglaries, including breaking into four properties in less than an hour
Agostino was released on bail on Thursday and will appear in court later
Less than three weeks later, Agostino was again involved in a burglary and broke into the Forestville Bakery where $ 1000 was stolen.
Agostino was sentenced to 18 months in prison for burglaries in cafes and convenience stores in 2019
The court heard how Agostino brought a number of teenage boys with black masks to the shops, where they opened the doors with a chisel.
Her appeal was scheduled to be heard on July 22 in the Downing Center Court.
Agostino was also convicted of a second separate wave of allegations of crimes committed at Blacktown Westfield Shopping Center in May 2019.
Those charges were for offenses, including possession of three diazepam tablets – a limited benzodiazepine once known as Valium, with the banned drug ice, with a knife in Target, and a $ 90 jacket stolen from budget clothing store Supré.
She also received separate two-month prison sentences in 2019 for a series of bail crimes for failing to appear in court.
Agostino’s case will be brought to trial later.
Pictured: Agostino out of court in February 2019 after skipping her first court date
Agostino went to school in the Northern Beaches and previously worked as a real estate agent in Manly