New Zealand Police v Bowman [2017] NZDC 5389

Published 17 July 2017

Sentencing — burglary — possession of Class C cannabis — breach of community work — spree burglary — drugs — Senior v Police (2000) 18 CRNZ 340. The defendant and a co-offender took advantage of private dwellings that were unlocked by burglarising the properties. There were no mitigating factors as the offences were committed whilst the defendant was on bail. The defendant was unable to pay reparation. The aggravating factors included that the premises burgled were residential premises, the value of the property stolen, the extent of the offending and the impact of the offending on the victims. The defendant was sentenced to 33 months imprisonment. Judgment Date: 15 March 2017