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.
No bail was sought for a 20-year-old facing two pistol charges who appeared in the Christchurch District Court after his arrest in Papanui on Sunday.
A 34-year-old man today faced two fresh charges after being arrested last month for an alleged shooting of a woman at Loburn.
A drug dealer who already has a murder conviction in Australia admitted to police that he had used a pistol to threaten people, after his arrest in Christchurch for meth dealing.
A Killer Beez gang member who held a pistol to the head of a dairy owner he was robbing has been jailed for four years seven months.
A teenager has admitted the armed robbery of the Kirk Road dairy in Templeton on September 5.
Three men arrested in a suspected methamphetamine supply ring have been remanded in custody at the Christchurch District Court.
Michael Heron, a 44-year-old concrete worker with no fixed abode, Riki William Wellington, a 26-year-old builder from Hei Hei, and Luke Samuel Mathers, a 23-year-old security officer from New Brighton were all charged with possession of methamphetamine for supply, and possession of a psychoactive substance for supply.
Heron and Wellington were also charged with unlawful possession of a pistol.
Mathers applied for bail, but the police supplied a written opposition to it, and Judge Brian Callaghan refused the application. Wellington and Heron did not apply for bail and were remanded without plea.
Police said several searches of addresses and vehicles across the city were executed yesterday, and more than 500g of methamphetamine, over $100,000 cash, and a loaded pistol were found, and four cars were seized.
All three men were remanded in custody to a video-link appearance from the Christchurch Men’s Prison on November 24.
Two people admitted conspiring to rob an unknown person of $12,000 cash in the Christchurch District Court today.
A man who tried to get through the search station at the entrance to the Christchurch Court House with a loaded pistol in his pants has been granted a home detention sentence.