Trial for accused robbers

Three young men charged with robbery in Albert Town will go on trial.

The defendants, 17, 18 and 20, appeared before Judge Michael Turner in the Youth Court in Queenstown on Tuesday, jointly charged with robbing a tourist of $350 on January 9.

Two defendants were remanded in custody and the third was remanded on bail.

The 18-year-old faces five other charges: threatening to injure with intent to intimidate on December 31, offering to sell class C ritalin between August 6 and December 12, offering to sell class B MDMA on September 5, offering to sell cannabis to persons over 18 on January 9, and resisting police on December 31.

Judge Turner granted continuing interim name suppression.

The Southland Times