Police have revealed a fugitive they describe as armed and dangerous is now wanted for the armed robbery of a Christchurch bar.
Jackson Manson, 28, has been on the run from police since last Friday when he ditched his car in Shirley when police were on his tail.
They found a pistol in the abandoned vehicle.
Late yesterday, police told The Star they had now issued an arrest warrant for Manson for the aggravated robbery of the Sideline Bar in Stanmore Rd, Richmond, on November 7.
Patrons were ordered to lie on the floor and a staff member was ordered at gunpoint to open the safe.
The two robbers fled soon after in what was believed to be a white Subaru.
Within days one of the alleged robbers was caught by police, but the second man has so far eluded them.
The arrested man appeared in court a month ago and has been remanded in custody pending further appearances.
Earlier this week Detective Sergeant Chris Power said Manson, a gang associate, had access to firearms and was a risk to the public.
"He should be treated as armed and dangerous," he said.
The Armed offenders Squad has been assisting detectives search houses for Manson, though none were raided yesterday.
On Monday, heavily armed AOS members, hit a Dallington house where it was believed Manson may have been hiding out.
An off-duty police officer had seen Manson, but police said he had left the Gayhurst Rd address before the AOS arrived.
Anyone who sees Manson or knows where he is should call 111, or Detective Tim Cummins, 373 9160, or confidentially on Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.