A Te Puna teenager charged with the armed robbery of two men using a plastic cricket bat has been freed on bail.

Caylum Ford,17, faced two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of injuring with intent to injure in Tauranga District court today.

The robbery and assault of one of the men with the plastic bat is alleged to have occurred in Bethlehem Rd about 11pm on Wednesday night.

Police allege the two complainants were robbed of their cellphones and wallets.


It is further alleged Ford struck one of the men over the hit head with the bat causing a deep cut to his right eye.

Ford, who is to yet to plead to the charges, has been released on bail under strict conditions, including a 24 hour a day home curfew unless in the company of his mother.

Ford is due back in court on January 15 for a case review hearing.