R v Paul [2017] NZDC 13122

Published 14 November 2017

Sentencing — aggravated robbery. The defendant was involved in the aggravated robbery of a dairy, he had visited the dairy in advance and the car that he had brought to the area was used in the robbery. The court took into account the nature of the premises, the presence of the public, the use and presentation of a firearm, planning and premeditation, the use of disguises and the impact on the victim. The court noted the sentence received by the codefendant and that the defendant was serving a sentence for other offending and considered those matters cumulatively as it was discrete offending. Discounts were given for guilty plea and for the time the defendant was serving. The defendant was sentenced to three years and three months' imprisonment, to be served cumulatively on a sentence that he was already serving. Judgment Date: 16 June 2017.