A teenager has admitted stabbing a Christchurch dairy owner during a robbery attempt.
Dwayne Kararema Tutengaehe, also known as Whaanga, a 17-year-old labourer who lived near the Dallington dairy, pleaded guilty to a charge of wounding the dairy owner with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Because Tutengaehe was under 18 at the time of the offence on May 20, he did not qualify for a first-strike warning that brings heavier penalties for repeat violent offenders.
Judge Raoul Neave remanded him in custody for a Crown sentencing on November 29.
Police have said Tutengaehe was in the Dallington shp earlier in the day and had asked the 30-year-old owner what time the store would close. He had a black eye. The victim recognised him later during the attack when his face covering fell off.
Police say Tutengaehe stabbed the victim in the right shoulder while the man was leaning over to get the bag of shop takings to give to him. He stabbed the owner four or five more times.
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