Early on September 10, 2006 three men carrying firearms and a sledgehammer smashed their way into the home of a Chinese family as they slept, claiming to be members of the AOS.
They were dressed in imitation police clothing, including bulletproof vests, ballistic helmets, gasmasks and dark clothing.
The six family members, including a 13-year-old girl, were "herded" together in a bedroom and bound and gagged with tape.
Royal was standing guard in a vehicle parked some distance up the road.
As the police approached, the appellant advised the offenders by mobile phone and initially drove his vehicle in a manner that was intended to prevent the police from reaching the victims’ address.
Date of Birth
Floyd Te Tai
Sentenced to nine years six months in June 2008
Sentence upheld on appeal in March 2009
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Home invasion lookout loses appeal
OFFENCES / CONVICTIONS
|Event Date||Event||Court Location||Offence Type||Offence Date||Committed While||Sentence Imposed|
|10-03-2009||Appeal hearing||Court of Appeal Wellington||Aggravated robbery||10-09-2006||9 Years, 6 Months, Imprisonment||▼|