Accused music room burglary pair stay in custody

July 19, 2016 | By More

School signMajor keys will be assuming a new meaning for the next couple of weeks for two men accused of burgling Addington Primary School’s music room early today.

They did not apply for bail at their appearances in the Christchurch District Court and were remanded in custody without plea.

Police allege the pair set off an alarm in the school on Brougham Street at 2.20am while they were stealing an amplifier and electronic equipment.

A police dog team tracked and caught up with the pair who were jointly charged with burglary of the school and held in custody pending a court appearance.

Duty lawyers Trudi Aickin and Paul Norcross made no applications for the men’s release on bail at separate appearances before Judge Paul Kellar at court.

Gareth Eyre, 25, a waiter, of Addington, was remanded in custody to appear on July 26.

Nathan Ihaka Te Hana, 42, also of Addington, was remanded to appear by video-link from the prison on August 1.

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