Sutan Achmed Daniel Al Hamilton, 37, faced Downing Centre Local Court today on two charges of breaking and entering a building and stealing less than $60,000 of property.
“I’m kinda nervous, this is my first time in court,” he told deputy registrar Nicole Hoffman.
He then asked to read her a pre-prepared document, saying it was about “just my situation”.
But Ms Hoffman advised him to hold off until he gets legal advice.
“I’d just like to request an adjournment,” Mr Hamilton replied.
“I haven’t finalised my application with Legal Aid yet so I’m currently not represented.”
NSW Police allegedly located more than 1000 pairs of women’s underwear, bras and swimwear when his Rosebery home was searched in the early hours of November 6 this year.
Outside court, Mr Hamilton said it was a “fetish” and a “really, really, silly mistake”.
A woman who accompanied him in court repeatedly cried out “Daniel” to draw him away from reporters.
According to court documents seen by news.com.au, police allege Mr Hamilton broke into hotel room 306 at Ibis Sydney World Square on Pitt St between 12.41pm and 12.48pm on January 24, 2018.
While inside, he allegedly stole a woman’s small red bag, two “no show” socks, one pair of white socks, a black strapless bra, a nude bra, a sports bra, four pairs of black underwear, one pair of nude underwear and six pairs of lace underwear in white, black, blue, purple and red.
He is further alleged to have snuck into hotel room 818 at Rydges Hotel, Sydney Airport in Mascot between 9.03am and 9.08am on October 25 this year.
Mr Hamilton allegedly stole six pairs of underwear belonging to two woman with the same surname as the woman who had booked the room, the documents state.
An investigation began in October and the 37-year-old man was arrested at his home last month, police said.
Mr Hamilton remains on conditional bail.
He successfully applied for an adjournment to the same court on January 20, 2020 when a plea is to be entered for each of his charges.
Police inquiries are continuing.