Jail for armed robber


A Dunedin man who robbed a Queenstown liquor store then jacked a car has been sentenced to two years and nine months in jail.

Thomas Alexander Dyson, 24, admitted using a knife to hold up Henry’s Liquor, Shotover Street, on August 19.

After making off with $1140, he jacked a BMW car and was eventually found by police near Dalefield.

Dyson – who appeared in court last Monday – also admitted driving with a breath alcohol level of 992mcg causing injury, on the same date.

On the driving charge he was disqualified for 12 months, and he was further ordered to pay $150 reparation.

Fines totalling $2554 were remitted, replaced with two weeks’ imprisonment, to be served cumulatively.

Dyson received a warning under the three strikes legislation.