Man jailed for 11 years for armed robbery

File photo / NZ Herald
File photo / NZ Herald

A Christchurch judge has emphasised the need for strong penalties for those who are violent towards police, while sentencing two men for an aggravated robbery today.

Thirty-year-old James Carpenter and 22-year-old Sarn Kahui were sentenced to six and 11 years in jail respectively, for their involvement in an aggravated robbery in Christchurch last October.

Carpenter admitted entering a Redwood house with a firearm, before robbing the property, and then pointing it at a policeman when officers arrived.

Judge Jane Farish said alcohol and drug-fuelled crimes are serious, and a deterrent needed to be imposed.

A woman also involved in the crime will be sentenced next week.

- Newstalk ZB

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