A 42-year-old homeless man charged with a central Christchurch robbery on Tuesday has been remanded in custody – which police said was what he wanted.
A defence lawyer alleged a sex industry customer was not being robbed when he handed over money and property, but trying to buy silence.
A man who arranged to meet a sex worker through an online app found himself being kidnapped for four hours and robbed, the Crown alleged as a two-week trial began in the High Court at Christchurch.
A jury has rejected a Mongrel Mobster’s evidence that an unnamed associate had taken his car for a test drive at the time it was sighted at the scene of a home invasion robbery.
The Crown says its case is “overwhelming” against two men with Mongrel Mob patches who allegedly carried out an armed robbery seeking drugs and money at a Sydenham house.
A 31-year-old Redwood man has denied a series of robberies in Christchurch through June in the Christchurch District Court today.
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.