17 Feb 2015

Arrest after alleged crime spree in Christchurch

6:53 pm on 17 February 2015

A man has been arrested in Christchurch this afternoon for aggravated burglary, kidnapping and possession of methamphetamine.

The police said he had been involved in a two-day crime spree around the suburb of Addington during which a firearm was reportedly used.

The man was arrested by the Armed Offenders Squad this afternoon without incident.

The police were thanking members of the public who reported seeing him in a nearby shopping mall.

Cordons had been put up at Parade Court and at Barrington Mall, following reports of a firearm being discharged at 10.15pm yesterday.

The man will appear in the Christchurch District Court tomorrow.