Patrick Wood, of no fixed address, is accused of the robbery bid in Abergele Road and an aggravated burglary on Thursday, May 30.
He also faces a burglary offence at Colwyn Bay on Saturday, May 25.
That day it is alleged that jewellery and cash were stolen from the home of a widow aged 82.
Defence solicitor Robert Vickery, who represented Wood, made no application for bail.
Llandudno Magistrates remanded Wood in custody on Saturday to appear at Caernarfon crown court on Monday, June 10.