Riley Higgins: son of Mortgage Choice, co-founder, remains in prison on alleged robbery in Sydney

The Mortgage Choice millionaire’s son remains behind bars after chilling video surveillance emerged of him allegedly robbing a gas station with a $400 airgun

  • Riley Higgins is accused of robbing a petrol station in Sydney’s Northern Beaches
  • He allegedly entered the store armed with an airgun before fleeing the scene with $400
  • The 23-year-old was charged on August 17 with robbery with a dangerous weapon
  • He will remain in custody after failing to apply for bail at Manly Court this week
  • His attorney said his client’s mental health was assessed in lieu of his arrest
  • He is the son of multi-millionaire and co-founder of Mortgage Choice, Peter Higgins

The son of a multimillionaire will remain in custody after CCTV emerged of the amateur rapper allegedly robbing a gas station with an airgun.

Riley Higgins, the son of Mortgage Choice co-founder Peter Higgins, will remain incarcerated for at least two more weeks after being released on March 17.

The 23-year-old was due to apply for bail at Manly Court on Thursday but his lawyer Paul McGirr said the application would not go ahead.

Mr McGirr said the request for a court release would be made later this month once his client had undergone a psychiatric evaluation and been given a stay, the Daily Telegraph reported.

CCTV footage from inside the Avalon gas station shows Higgins allegedly pointing an airgun at a terrified assistant’s head before she hands over $400 in cash.

CCTV footage from inside the Avalon gas station shows Higgins allegedly pointing an airgun at a terrified assistant's head before she hands over $400 in cash

CCTV footage from inside the Avalon gas station shows Higgins allegedly pointing an airgun at a terrified assistant’s head before she hands over $400 in cash

Police said officers were called to the station on Barrenjoey Road in Avalon at around 4.15pm on August 17 following reports of an alleged armed robbery.

Higgins was shortly afterwards charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon.

A statement from NSW Police claimed a man threatened two employees at a petrol station with a gun “before fleeing the scene with cash”.

The 23-year-old, who attended elite private boys’ school Scots College, did not seek bail when he first appeared in court via video link on August 18.

The 23-year-old (pictured) was due to apply for bail at Manly Court on Thursday but his lawyer Paul McGirr said the application would not go ahead

The 23-year-old (pictured) was due to apply for bail at Manly Court on Thursday but his lawyer Paul McGirr said the application would not go ahead

Riley Higgins (pictured), 23, is accused of robbing a supermarket in Sydney's Northern Beaches on Wednesday, armed with a BB gun

Riley Higgins (pictured), 23, is accused of robbing a supermarket in Sydney’s Northern Beaches on Wednesday, armed with a BB gun

Higgins has yet to enter a plea deal with Magistrate Robyn Denes, who schedules the bail request in two weeks on September 15.

Higgins is the heir to the multimillionaire fortune of his father, Peter, who founded Mortgage Choice in 1992 but is no longer affiliated with the company.

The Australian mortgage brokerage company has a client base of more than 350,000 and a home loan panel of over 40 lenders across the country.

The company is valued at approximately $244 million.

Riley Higgins is the son of multi-millionaire and co-founder of Mortgage Choice, Peter Higgins (pictured).

Riley Higgins is the son of multi-millionaire and co-founder of Mortgage Choice, Peter Higgins (pictured).

The Scots College alumni was previously captured with his father rubbing shoulders with former Prime Minister Scott Morrison

The Scots College alumni was previously captured with his father rubbing shoulders with former Prime Minister Scott Morrison

The Scots College alumni was previously caught rubbing shoulders with former Prime Minister Scott Morrison – but spends his time uploading videos of himself freestyle raping to his social media pages.

Higgins often posts clips of himself rapping to hip-hop beats with explicit lyrics, and in one video he’s wearing a black tracksuit and dark sunglasses.

Despite his privileged private school education, she describes herself as a “gangster freak” in songs with dark lyrics about urban life.

Other posts on Higgins social media show him on boats and posing with luxury cars, and on horseback during a polo tournament.

Other posts on Higgins social media show him on boats and posing with luxury cars, and on horseback during a polo tournament (pictured).

Other posts on Higgins social media show him on boats and posing with luxury cars, and on horseback during a polo tournament (pictured).

Where did the Higgins family fortune come from?

Riley Higgins, 23, is the son of Peter Higgins, who helped found Mortgage Choice in 1992.

The Australian Mortgage Brokerage Company has a Customer base of more than 350,000 and a home loan panel of over 40 lenders across the country.

The company is valued at around $244 million, but Peter Higgins has since sold his stake in the company.

Riley Higgins, who attended Scots College – the elite $40,000 school in Sydney’s eastern suburbs – was once photographed with his multi-millionaire father alongside former Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

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