In January 2006 the appellant and four associates were drinking alcohol at an address in Massey. Whilst at that address the group, with the exception of the appellant, formed the intention to rob a dairy. In the early afternoon the group of five young men left the Massey address armed with a knife, a claw hammer and a metal pole. They drove in one of the associate’s cars to the dairy they proposed to rob. At some point during the journey, or on arrival in the street outside the dairy the appellant became aware of the intention to rob the dairy. He agreed to remain with the vehicle, keeping its engine running, while his associates carried out the robbery.
Before entering the dairy the appellant’s four associates attempted to conceal their faces, using bandannas, hooded sweatshirts and t-shirts. There was only one staff member working at the dairy that day. As the four co-offenders entered the premises, the one armed with a metal pole went behind the service counter and approached the victim, demanding that she open the cash register. When she did not immediately act on that demand, the offender armed with the knife repeated the demand. The victim opened the cash register and the offenders removed the cash from the register and packets of Benson & Hedges cigarettes from the display stand. All four then left the dairy, returning to the waiting vehicle. The appellant drove off at speed, returning all five men to the Massey address.
Date of Birth
1989 (D.O.B. is approximate)
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