A third man has been arrested for the robbery of the Kirk Road dairy, Templeton, on September 5.
Adam Moore, 21, appeared in the Christchurch District Court today on charges of possession of an offensive weapon, aggravated robbery, and two charges of breaching bail.
He was remanded in custody by Judge Gary MacAskill to appear on September 29, by video-link from Christchurch Prison.
He entered no pleas, and will get legal advice during the remand.
Police allege that three offenders, heavily disguised and carrying a pistol and a metal bar, entered the dairy about 12pm, and one of them manhandled the dairy owner while the other two targeted cash and cigarettes. The dairy owner was punched, but did not require medical treatment.
Two other men were arrested and appeared in court last week. Reuben Banks, 18, was remanded in custody to September 22, and Bradley Gavin Moore, an 18-year-old concrete worker who is the brother of Adam Moore, was remanded in custody to September 26.
None of the three have entered pleas. They have been jointly charged.