R v Haare [2017] NZDC 3786

Published 17 July 2017

Sentencing — aggravated robbery — threats with intent to frighten — assault — strike warning. The defendant was at home with the victim when they got into an argument over money. The defendant threatened and grabbed the victim by the shoulder and held her against the wall. On a second occasion the defendant took a knife from the kitchen drawer and walked into a superette where he threatened that he would kill the victim unless she open the till and give the defendant money. Aggravating factors include premeditation, use of weapon, and impact on the victim. The defendant received a discount for remorse and prospects of rehabilitation, and guilty plea and was sentenced to two years and eight months' imprisonment. Judgment Date: 23 February 2017.