Bail granted for armed robbery accused

Court House-general2Police have approved release on bail under strict conditions for a Bromley man who been charged with armed robbery incidents at two Christchurch dairies this month.

They did not oppose bail when Joshua Felise Nuu appeared before Judge Stephen O’Driscoll in the Christchurch District Court yesterday.

Police allege Nuu, 20, was armed with a hammer when he carried out the robbery on January 8, and the attempted robbery on January 25.

Nuu, 20, was charged with first robbery of a dairy in Avonside, in which cigarettes and $500 cash was taken.

He was also charged with assaulting a woman using a hammer as a weapon in the second incident at a New Brighton dairy, and attempting to rob the woman of cigarettes and cash while armed with a hammer.

For both robberies, Nuu has been jointly charged with another man who has not yet been found.

Defence counsel Craig Ruane said police did not oppose bail, but asked for Nuu to be restricted to a 24-hour-a-day curfew at his home.

Judge O’Driscoll imposed the curfew as well as conditions for him not to contact the alleged victims, and not to consume alcohol.

Nuu is next due to appear in court on February 17. He has entered no pleas.


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