Three men involved in the robbery of the Springston Dairy, stealing tobacco and cigarettes, were sentenced to home detention and emotional harm reparation to the woman working alone in the shop.
Home detention was allowed for a 21-year-old who admitted being in a group that used a knife to rob the dairy at Springston.
Armed robbers got away with $1150 of tobacco in a dairy robbery at Springston that may have lasted less than a minute.
A family described gunman Douglas Anderson Roake’s crimes as “disgusting and cowardly” before they saw him jailed for 13 years 8 months for his violent home invasion and six armed robberies.
Police say more charges are likely against an Ilam man who is now accused of robbing two Canterbury pubs, and a double shooting at Rolleston.
A judge delivered an anti-meth warning as he jailed four offenders for a disastrous night time home invasion and robbery at Springston, southwest of Christchurch.
Three people charged with aggravated robbery after an alleged armed home invasion at Springston last month have denied the charge.