No bail application was made for a 31-year-old man charged with a series of Christchurch robberies, when he appeared by video-link in the Christchurch District Court today.
A jury took 75min to reject the Crown allegation that a 26-year-old man was part of a dramatic drug-deal robbery in which an axe was used to smash up a car.
A woman has told how her car’s windows were smashed with an axe while she was inside it and she was robbed of her cash after a late night drug deal went sour.
While a Rolleston householder cleaned up after a messy burglary the day before, the four burglars returned and bashed, robbed and kidnapped him.
A Rangiora man arrested on charges of aggravated robbery and kidnapping in an incident in Rolleston at the end of January was remanded in custody in the Christchurch District Court today.
A 35-year-old man has been jailed for a robbery in which the victim’s legs were burned with a butane lighter.
A woman being jailed for the home invasion robbery of a Christchurch couple aged 83 and 81 said she would support the Mongrel Mob “until the day I die”.
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.