Three men and a woman are due to reappear in court following six aggravated robberies and two burglaries in Christchurch over the past month.
The 18-year-old, 35-year-old and 38-year-old men have been charged with aggravated robbery and burglary.
A 36-year-old woman has also been charged with receiving stolen property.
The accused are due to appear in the Christchurch District Court today.
Detective Inspector Craig Scott says the arrests follow a search warrant at an Edgeware address on Friday night, the Armed Offenders Squad assisted.
“Aggravated robberies are a serious crime and cause significant harm in our community both physically and emotionally.
”We take this type of offending extremely seriously, the arrests confirm our commitment to keeping our communities safe and holding those who transgress our laws to account,” he says.