Sentencing for Christchurch bar manager who plotted robberies of her own pub

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Section
Christchurch,
Publish Date
Friday, 13 July 2018, 9:09AM
Joanne Smith organised for men to raid The Fitz sports bar and terrorise bar staff, while she played along.
Joanne Smith organised for men to raid The Fitz sports bar and terrorise bar staff, while she played along.

A Christchurch bar manager who plotted the armed robberies of her own pub, will be sentenced today.

Joanne Smith organised for men to raid The Fitz sports bar and terrorise bar staff, while she played along.

The 47-year-old told the intruders when and how to storm the bar, before making off with around $86,000 in the armed hold-ups in July and October last year.

She's also pleaded guilty to a third aggravated robbery at a Dunedin hotel.

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