Two women charged over aggravated assault, robbery of elderly pair in their Christchurch home

Two women have been arrested and charged over an aggravated robbery of two elderly people in their Christchurch home.

Police say a 39-year-old woman has been charged with aggravated robbery and two charges of aggravated assault, over the incident in Papanui yesterday.

A 38-year-old woman has been charged with aggravated robbery.

Police say after recognising the disturbance, a witness has called police who responded immediately and stopped the offenders a short distance away.

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