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Axe Robber Remanded In Custody

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Wellington, Jan 19 NZPA - A Fijian-Indian man arrested after a spate of aggravated robberies in Wellington over the past week has been remanded in custody.

The 30-year-old man appeared at Wellington District Court today facing four charges of aggravated robbery following the hold up of two service stations on Wednesday -- one of which was hit again on Friday.

Police also alleged the man robbed a pharmacy in Newlands on Saturday.

A small axe was used in all four robberies.

The man was also charged with possession of a methamphetamine pipe.

He was remanded in custody with name suppression till Wednesday.

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