A group of mainly teenagers will say they robbed a Dallington dairy because they were under significant pressure to pay a debt to “a number of unsavoury characters”, says a defence lawyer.
A gun-point dairy robber was always going to get caught – he wore no disguise and he was well known at the shop he robbed.
Home detention was allowed for a 21-year-old who admitted being in a group that used a knife to rob the dairy at Springston.
Two men have been arrested on charges of robbing New Brighton’s Beachcomber Dairy in February.
A Riccarton dairy owner has taken two big financial hits in two months – one from a robbery by three young men, and now fines for selling tobacco to an underage girl in a sting operation.
Armed robbers got away with $1150 of tobacco in a dairy robbery at Springston that may have lasted less than a minute.
An arrest warrant has been issued for a 17-year-old the police are seeking for a dairy robbery in North New Brighton last week.
Police are appealing for public help to identify the offenders who carried out a series of dairy robberies in Christchurch this week.
Two 19-year-olds were sentenced to over four years’ prison for their part in an armed robbery of a dairy in Templeton in 2016.
An 18-year-old has admitted being the decoy who defeated door security measures to allow the robbery of the Woolston Night n Day store in the early hours of March 8.