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Custody Remand On Dairy Robbery Charges

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Wellington Dec 4 NZPA - An unemployed 27-year-old man charged with the armed robbery of three dairies has been remanded in custody for a fortnight after an appearance in Christchurch District Court today.

Christopher Malcolm Duane Muir consented to the remand in custody, duty solicitor Philip Watts said at the appearance before Judge David Saunders.

Muir's address is given as "no fixed abode".

He was charged with unlawfully taking a $5000 car at Temuka last Friday, and then robbing dairies at Halswell and Thorrington in Christchurch on Sunday. The charges allege he was armed with a wrench and a metal gate hinge at the time of the robberies, the Christchurch Court News website reported.

The charges say he got away with $200 cash at one robbery and $900 and a packet of cigarettes at the other.

Police say he used the hinge to rob the Prebbleton Dairy of $200 cash and four packets of tobacco on Wednesday. They allege he was found in Kirk Road, Templeton, after the car he had been using was located nearby.

He was also charged with stealing a mountainbike and helmet worth $840 on Wednesday.

Muir entered no pleas and is next due to appear on December 18.

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