Two arrests have been made in connection with two armed robberies in Christchurch over the past month.
A 16-year-old boy appeared at Christchurch Youth Court yesterday charged with two aggravated robberies at the 24/7 Buns Bakery on Ferry Rd.
A 28-year-old woman appeared at Christchurch District Court yesterday charged with receiving stolen property that had been taken during the aggravated robbery of Wainoni Dairy over the weekend.
At about 3.30am, three offenders entered the store armed with a firearm before stealing cash and cigarettes, police said.
Police said they possibly fled on bikes.
And this morning, detectives found clothing and a firearm at a residential address which is believed to have been used during the aggravated robbery of the Woolston Night and Day.
Police say they are following up "strong leads" in relation to the robbery.
"Police will continue to identify and target offenders that commit robberies," detective senior sergeant Michael Ford said.
"Canterbury Police would like to thank the members of the public who witnessed these incidents for coming forward and providing critical information that has led to several arrests."
Police said they are unable to provide any further comment as the matters are now before the courts.