More charges possible in $120k tool theft

ANNE CLARKSON
Last updated 12:16 03/04/2014

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Police inquiries are continuing and more charges are expected against a 30-year-old man accused of stealing or receiving stolen tools worth $120,000, according to his defence counsel.

Moana Cole asked that Jason Francis Robb, of Hoon Hay, be remanded in custody until May 5 at the request of the officer in charge of the case, when she appeared for him at the Christchurch District Court today.

She told Judge Alistair Garland that more charges were expected.

Robb faced eight charges of receiving stolen property, one of unlawfully being in a building, and 23 charges of stealing the tools.

Police say they recovered $120,000 worth of tools during a search in Christchurch.

Judge Garland granted the extended remand requested.

Robb's next court appearance will be by video-link from Christchurch Men's Prison.

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