Second offender admits armed robberies

October 2, 2015 | By More

Court House-entranceA second person has pleaded guilty to two armed robberies of Christchurch dairies on August 31.

Jesse Mana-Roy Kahu, 21, who admitted the charges yesterday, was with Claudia Jade Francis Martin, 20, when they entered the Hoon Hay Dairy demanding cigarettes and money.

In the fracas that followed, two victims were left with injuries from a crow bar, and the magazine end of a replica pistol.

Kahu and Martin left the store empty-handed, and were driven to the Selwyn Street Dairy where they took cigarettes and money.

The alleged driver of the car, Larissa Rose Stevens, 20, pleaded not guilty at an earlier session and was remanded on bail to a case review hearing on November 30.

In the Christchurch District Court today Judge John Strettell remanded Kahu in custody to the same Crown sentencing date for Martin, who is also in custody, of November 5.

They will be sentenced on two charges of aggravated robbery.

Judge Strettell requested a pre-sentence report, a reparation report, and a restorative justice meeting.

 

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