The oldest of four males jointly charged with the aggravated
robbery of a tourist in Albert Town, Wanaka, last week has
been remanded in custody following another court appearance
The 20-year-old and three others aged 15, 17, 18 are charged
with robbing Dutch fruit picker Moreno Antonio de Meyere of
$350 cash on January 9.
All made a first appearance in the Queenstown Youth Court
last week and were granted interim name suppression.
The 20-year-old was remanded in custody until a bail hearing
in the Invercargill District Court yesterday. But when he
appeared, his counsel, Hugo Young, of Invercargill, said the
bail application ''was not going to be pursued today''.
Judge Christina McDonald remanded the man in custody to the
Queenstown Court on February 11. Interim name suppression
would continue until that day, she said.
The 15-year-old, who is in Child, Youth and Family care, and
the 17-year-old, were last week remanded on bail to appear in
the Queenstown Youth Court on February 11.
The 18-year-old is in custody awaiting a bail hearing.