R v Greenwood [2017] NZDC 6717

Published 13 September 2017

Sentencing — aggravated robbery — breach of release conditions — strike warning — second strike. The defendant robbed two taxi drivers at knifepoint in the same day. In sentencing the defendant, the court had regard to the number of charges, the vulnerability of the victims, the degree of planning and premeditation including the use of an alias on both occasions, and that the defendant was subject to release conditions at the time of the offending. The main mitigating feature was identified as being the entry of the guilty plea. The court also had regard to the defendant's personal circumstances and health. No uplift was given for the defendant's previous convictions for aggravated robbery. The defendant was sentenced to four years and six months' imprisonment on the charges of aggravated robbery, and two months' imprisonment on the breach of release conditions, to be served concurrently. A second strike warning was also given. Judgment Date: 29 March 2017