Armed robbery-accused remanded

Last updated 11:40 03/09/2012

Relevant offers

A man who was allegedly involved in two armed bids to get drugs at pharmacies has been remanded in custody.

Richard Darcy Barton, 47, unemployed, was charged with demanding drugs with menaces at the Selwyn St, Spreydon, pharmacy at 9am on Friday and with the armed robbery of the Addington Pharmacy less than three hours later.

Police allege the offender was ordered out of the first shop by the pharmacist, and Barton was found close to the scene of the second incident where drugs had been handed over. They say the offender had put a knife on the counter.

At the request of defence counsel Kerry Cook, Christchurch District Court Judge Gary MacAskill granted the remand without plea to Friday, and Barton will remain in custody.

Barton has indicated he will enter pleas to the charges at his next court appearance.

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Special offers
Opinion poll

Which memorial design do you like most?

Memorial Wall with a reflective pond

Table and Chairs

A Green and Peaceful Landscape

Call and Response

Riverside Promenade

A Curved and Inclusive Memorial Wall

Vote Result

Related story: Christchurch earthquake memorial designs unveiled

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Contact Us Press

• Newsroom 03-943 2827 or email
• Classified Ads: 03-3778778 or email
• Display and Online Ads: 03-3648285 or email
• General inquiries: 03 379 0940
Subscribe to The Press
• Deliveries, subscriptions, holiday stop/starts: 03 364 8464, or email:
• No paper or holiday stop/starts: action online
• Buy a photo
• Newspaper subscribers - register for the digital edition
• Make your homepage

Press supplements

At Home, I Do, Avenues, Winter Style

Read Press extras for Avenues, fashion, home design and weddings



Births, weddings, engagements

Death notices

Death notices

Death notices and in memoriam