Bail not sought for second dairy robbery accused

Court House-general1No bail was sought for a second teenager charged with the armed robbery of the Kirk Road dairy in Templeton, when he made an appearance in the Christchurch District Court today.

Bradley Gavin Moore, an 18-year-old concrete worker from Woolston, faced a joint charge of robbing the dairy owner of cash and cigarettes while armed with a pistol and a metal bar.

The robbery, in which police said the dairy owner was punched but did not need medical attention, took place about midday on Monday. Three robbers who entered the store were heavily disguised.

Judge Jane McMeeken remanded Moore in custody to appear by video-link from the prison on September 26. Duty lawyer Paul Johnson said counsel would be assigned for Moore by then and a decision made about whether to apply for bail.

Another 18-year-old, from Linwood, Reuben Banks, appeared on the same joint charge on Wednesday afternoon after police raided a series of Christchurch homes. He was remanded in custody to September 22 for a video-link appearance.

A third man – who has been named on the charge sheets against the other alleged offenders – is still to be found and charged.

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