Two men accused of a late-night aggravated burglary of a Napier home have been remanded on bail.
Hamish Kenneth Hughes, 35, and Fabian Paul Puhara, 30, each faces one charge of aggravated burglary and one of burglary relating to the raid which happened shortly before midnight on September 8. They entered no plea before Judge Tony Adeane in Napier District Court yesterday and were remanded on bail.
Police had said a car arrived at the darkened address in Wycliffe St, Onekawa, about 11.30pm, and a man was seen by the occupant to get out of the vehicle and knock at the front door.
The man and the vehicle then left but returned soon afterwards when a man got out with a crowbar and forced the front door, as the occupant fled through the rear of his home and called the police.
An alert neighbour then followed the suspect car and two men were arrested soon afterwards.
Bail conditions imposed by Judge Adeane include banning the men from Wycliffe St.
They were remanded to appear again on October 5.