An 18-year-old has been charged with an alleged attempted armed burglary at the Campus Corner Dairy in Upper Riccarton on Monday afternoon.
The Riccarton teen, Quade Mihaere Kavanagh, made a brief appearance in the Christchurch District Court where Judge Tony Couch remanded him on bail to appear again on September 20.
Police allege Kavanagh was one of three men who entered the dairy on the corner of Ilam Road and Rountree Street. Police say he was not the man armed with the axe but he has been jointly charged with aggravated burglary. The identity of the armed offender is not known.
Police said that it appeared nothing was taken from the dairy.