Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Woman Helped Boyfriend in Robbery and to Spend Money

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Woman Helped Boyfriend in Robbery and to Spend Money

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A WOMAN who drove her boyfriend to commit an armed robbery and then helped him spend the money drinking and gambling was sent to jail in Ipswich District Court yesterday.

Amber Bree Petersen, 33, pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery after a 21-year-old woman was robbed at knife point outside a Flinders View bottle shop on November 21 last year.

The court heard Petersen was a former employee of the bottle shop and had worked there until two weeks prior to the robbery.

Crown prosecutor James Marxson told the court Petersen's boyfriend was the principal offender and, when he complained about not being paid his wages, she suggested he target the bottle shop.

The court heard Petersen drove to the carpark with her boyfriend and another co-accused.

As the complainant walked to her car with the day's takings, $2267 in a pencil case, Petersen's boyfriend, dressed in black, produced the knife and demanded the cash.

The complainant also gave him $30 from her own purse. …

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