Tupe Taco Masina
Dominion Post story, May 20 2003
A MAN whose only previous conviction was for drink-driving has been jailed for six years for two aggravated robberies and injuring a shopkeeper.
Tupe Taco Masina, 22, of Otara, was sentenced in the High Court at Wellington. He had been found guilty of robbing a Blockhouse Bay dairy and a Titahi Bay foodmarket of about $6500 in goods and cash in April last year. Masina and a co-offender attacked the Titahi Bay store owner. For that Masina was found guilty of injuring with intent to injure.Justice Hammond said Masina, whose only previous conviction was for driving with excess breath-alcohol as a youth, had acted under the influence of his co-offenders, who had much longer criminal records. They pleaded guilty to four aggravated robberies and were serving six and eight years' jail respectively.
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Two aggravated robberies in Blockhouse Bay and Titahi Bay in late 2002 and injuring a shopkeeper during one of them
Armed robberies of two supermarkets in Flat Bush and Papatoetoe in December 2007
Sentenced to six years in May 2003
Sentenced to 6 years 9 months in September 2009
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