Tag: robbery

Bail granted to youth after days in police cell

June 22, 2017 | By More
Bail granted to youth after days in police cell

A 14-year-old charged with robbery has been released on supported bail after four days in the Christchurch police cells but two other youths charged with an overnight ram-raid are spending another night in the cells.

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Youth held in ‘barren and desolate’ cell

June 21, 2017 | By More
Youth held in ‘barren and desolate’ cell

A Youth Court judge has gone to the Christchurch Central Police Station to see the “barren and desolate” cell where a 14-year-old charged with robbery has been held for days.

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Remand to Dunedin for robbery accused

June 15, 2017 | By More
Remand to Dunedin for robbery accused

An additional carjacking charge has been laid against Dunedin man Michael John Hughes after police arrested him in Canterbury on Wednesday at the end of a manhunt.

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Pub armed robberies arrest

June 12, 2017 | By More
Pub armed robberies arrest

Appearance by video-link from prison for a 23-year-old Ilam man, who has interim name suppression, charged with a series of armed robberies of hotels, bars, and restaurants in the Christchurch and Canterbury area, and wounding two women with a pump-action shotgun in an incident at Rolleston on April 19.          

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Mobster threatened to cut off woman’s fingers

June 8, 2017 | By More
Mobster threatened to cut off woman’s fingers

A Mongrel Mobster asked a woman, “Do you want to lose your fingers?” when she refused to hand over her phone during a debt collection visit.

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Violent pizza shop robbery charge dropped

May 16, 2017 | By More
Violent pizza shop robbery charge dropped

Police have had to drop the charge against a man they accused of the violent robbery of a Bishopdale pizza shop after his alibi checked out.

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Screwdriver robbery accused stays in custody

May 12, 2017 | By More
Screwdriver robbery accused stays in custody

No bail was sought for a 23-year-old Leeston man who was allegedly caught on camera using a large screwdriver to rob an Islington service station.

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Riccarton tourist carjacking

April 12, 2017 | By More
Riccarton tourist carjacking

District Court sentencing for 17-year-old Rahiri Tai, of Flaxton, who has admitted a drunken attack on two tourists visiting from Europe, in which he robbed them of their rental car as they arrived at a Riccarton Road motel early on January 9, 2017. Tai crashed the car at the Sockburn round-about a few minutes after […]

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Crown drops knife-point confrontation allegation

April 10, 2017 | By More
Crown drops knife-point confrontation allegation

The Crown has dropped an important detail about the knife-point robbery of a secondhand bookshop ahead of the robber’s sentencing which is now set for May.

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Woman convicted over drug deal reprisal

March 8, 2017 | By More
Woman convicted over drug deal reprisal

A judge has found a woman guilty of holding a taser up to a drug dealer’s face, after a bogus drug deal the week before.

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