On the night of his engagement party, Rob visits Tina and asks her not to tell Carla about the affair, as it will ruin her happiness.Tina refuses and threatens to call the police and expose his scams.
In June 2014 it was announced that Baylis would be leaving the role after two years after being involved in a storyline where Rob was responsible for murdering Tina Mc Intyre (Michelle Keegan). When Carla and Peter leave Weatherfield for Los Angeles, Rob steps in to help Michelle (Kym Marsh) run the factory.
Shortly after Carla and Peter return for Christmas, Carla announces that she is going back to LA and selling the factory to the highest bidder.
Knowing that he cannot find the money to make a bid, Rob decides to cook the books so the broker gives them a low valuation.
When Carla returns for good, Rob and Michelle worry they will be caught out.
Feeling guilty and angry at Peter for having an affair with Tina and breaking Carla's heart, he put a plan in action on framing Peter for Tina's murder.
It seemed to work when he was sentenced to life, but after Carla told the police the truth, Rob fled Weatherfield.
He asked Tracy to run away with him, but unbeknownst to him, she called the police herself and told them to come and arrest Rob.
Carla does find out and sacks Rob, threatening to report him for fraud.
Rob goes into business for himself, stealing clients and orders from Underworld.