Arrest in 14-month-old bank robbery case

Bail has been granted to a 31-year-old man charged with an armed bank robbery committed in Upper Riccarton 14 months ago.

Police did not oppose bail when Riccarton assembler Anton Paul Le Breton appeared by video-link from the cells, at the Christchurch District Court today.

Judge Paul Kellar remanded him on conditions to February 14. While on bail, he has to live at a specified address in Riccarton, not associate or contact three named people, and not go within 100m of the Bush Inn Shopping Centre.

He is charged with robbing the Kiwibank in Upper Riccarton on November 17, 2016, while armed with something appearing to be a pistol.

Police said at the time that a man entered the bank about 4.50pm, approached the teller and handed over a note demanding money and stating that he had a gun.

The man was given $200 and left on foot towards Burger Fuel and the underground car parking area.

He was wearing a black hooded rain jacket, a black cap, black wet-weather pants and black shoes.

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