A 27-year-old says he robbed a Bryndwr service station because he owed a drug debt to a gang.
The elderly victims of a pair of violent home invaders want to leave their heritage house in Papanui because they do not feel safe, but have found they will have to stay.
A cushion was held over the face of an 83-year-old man to stop him screaming during a robbery in his Papanui home, and he was threatened with his own garden secateurs.
A girl who was aged 15 at the time of the killing of Pierclaudio Raviola has been charged with his murder.
Robbery of an elderly man for a car was behind the killing of Pierclaudio Raviola who was found injured in a Sumner carpark in March 2017.
A 39-year-old woman has admitted the robbery of an elderly Papanui couple, in which police allege garden secateurs were used as a weapon.
A woman charged with a robbery in Hastings two weeks ago has now been charged with robbing an elderly couple in Papanui, Christchurch, on Monday.
Three men have been charged with kidnapping and robbery over an incident in Christchurch early on Tuesday.
A judge has politely suggested that a man who played the role of “frightening gang muscle” in a stand-over incident, should return to his North Island iwi with his striking facial tattoos.
A Woolston teenager is in custody charged with the robbery of a North New Brighton dairy and an attempted raid on a supermarket.