6 Nov 2011

Third arrest in bar robbery case

2:00 pm on 6 November 2011

Police in Christchurch have charged the last of three men suspected of taking part in an armed hold-up at the Bedrock Bar in Addington in June 2009.

A beneficiary, 23, has been charged with aggravated robbery and will appear in Rangiora District Court on Monday.

Two other men, aged 20 and 37, were charged last month.

In the incident, a security guard, the bar manager and a visitor were threatened by men armed with a gun and a knife, who took a large sum of money from a bar safe and locked them in the bottle store.

A trail of coins from a hole in the money bag was left across Lincoln Rd into Addington Mall.