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Alleged New Brighton robber in court

Connor Stirling

The armed man was one of three who robbed the Beachcomber Dairy in February.

A Christchurch man has appeared in court after an armed robbery at a New Brighton dairy.

The Beachcomber Dairy on New Brighton Rd was robbed of cigarettes and cash by three individuals in February.

Tainui Smith, 33, appeared in the Christchurch District Court on Wednesday, charged with the robbery, alongside his neighbour Jayden Brown, and another man.

Smith has been remanded on bail to his home in Aranui, and is not to be in contact with his alleged co-offenders, drink alcohol, or go near the Beachcomber Dairy.