Man robbed, bashed day after burglars broke into his house

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A Christchurch man came home to find his Ford Falcon XR8 and a customised Harley Davidson Dyna motorcycle had been stolen. He was was cleaning up the mess the next day when the burglars returned. (file photo)

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A Christchurch man came home to find his Ford Falcon XR8 and a customised Harley Davidson Dyna motorcycle had been stolen. He was was cleaning up the mess the next day when the burglars returned. (file photo)

A 59-year-old Christchurch man was cleaning up after a messy burglary at his home when a group allegedly came back to bash him and rob him of more possessions.

Kieran Aaron Woodstock, 23, and Daarien Akuhata Wira, 24, have admitted being part of the raid at a Rolleston house in January.

Two other people charged have entered not guilty pleas and are heading for trial.

Kieran Aaron Woodstock, 23, and Daarien Akuhata Wira, 24, appeared in the Christchurch District Court on Friday and admitted being part of the raid.

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Kieran Aaron Woodstock, 23, and Daarien Akuhata Wira, 24, appeared in the Christchurch District Court on Friday and admitted being part of the raid.

In the Christchurch District Court on Friday, Woodstock admitted charges of burglary of the house, robbery of the householder, unlawful possession of firearms, and failing the give police a password for access to a cellphone.

Wira who was not involved in the original burglary, admitted robbery, unlawful possession of firearms, dishonestly using a bank card for purchases five times, two charges of dangerous driving, and two charges of failing to stop for the police. He is also for sentencing on two charges of breaching release conditions after an earlier sentence.

Judge Jane Farish remanded both men in custody for sentencing on February 4.

Crown prosecutor Pip Norman said the victim’s house was burgled after he went out on the evening of January 27.

The burglars got in by smashing a laundry window with a brick and reaching in to unlock the door.

It was an untidy burglary, police said. The intruders found the keys for a Ford Falcon XR8 motor vehicle and a customised Harley Davidson Dyna motorcycle and took them away along with a laptop computer. The vehicles and laptop had a combined value of $90,000.

The victim was cleaning up in his garage at 2pm the next day, when he saw a large 4-wheel-drive come up his driveway. The car’s occupants told him not to move but he ran and got over a fence but could find no-one to help at his neighbour’s property.

He tried to call the police, but Woodstock told him not to use the cell phone and Wira snatched it off him and threatened him.

Police say the victim was punched and kicked and ended up bloodied and back at his house.

Police say Woodstock stayed with the victim and directed the activities of the others as they searched the house.

Wira took firearms from a locked gun safe and the offenders allegedly moved a television they planned to steal, but a glazier then arrived to repair the smashed laundry window.

Police say the intruders took the householder’s watch, toolbox, another car, and left.

Wira has admitted a series of police chases, which included driving with the headlights off at night, driving at up to 150kmh, sometimes on the wrong side of the road, and travelling on the wrong side of the Northern Motorway at one point at 120kmh to 140kmh.

Road spikes deflated the tyres but Wira drove until the tyres disintegrated and then ran away.

Wira admitted using the victim’s bank card for a series of purchases.

The burglary and robbery victim received bruising and swelling to the left side of his face. He received cuts to the inside of his lips, swelling and pain to the left side of his ribs, and a large graze on his right elbow.

He has suffered on-going issues of memory loss, headaches and blackouts as a result of the assault. He has sought additional medical treatment for these injuries.

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