The New Zealand man could undergo deportation after robbing BWS in Queensland

Bumbling machete-wielding bottle shop robber, 21, thwarted his own burglary by accidentally shutting himself out of the store – and now he could be deported

  • Man tried to rob BWS store in Ipswich, Queensland, but was excluded from the store
  • Teivavai Isaia-Teaurere threatened the shopkeeper with a knife and tried to steal cash
  • The father of one was released conditionally, but could be returned to New Zealand
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The plans of a machete-wielding thief to rob a bottle store were thwarted when he accidentally shut himself out of the store.

Teivavai Isaia-Teaurere, 21, attempted to rob a BWS store of alcohol, cash and cigarettes in January in White Rock in Ipswich, Queensland.

Someone's father pleaded guilty of armed robbery at Cairns District Court and could now be confronted with deportation back to New Zealand.

Teivavai Isaia-Teaurere, (photo), tried to rob a BWS store with alcohol, money and cigarettes in January of this year in White Rock in Ipswich, Queensland

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Teivavai Isaia-Teaurere, (photo), tried to rob a BWS store with alcohol, money and cigarettes in January of this year in White Rock in Ipswich, Queensland

Isaia-Teaurere, who moved to Australia at the age of nine, had visited the liquor store before returning later that evening, dressed in a hood and cap, The Cairns Post reported.

He waved the machete after the store clerk asked for his ID and demanded that he open the store vault.

The court heard that he then threatened the cashier and said: & You keep me close, I'm going to kill you & # 39; after you have incorrectly put the code in a safe.

Isaia-Teaurere then left the BWS, before he realized that he had locked himself out.

Tim Grau, who defended Isaia-Teaurere, said that & # 39; his own stupidity & # 39; the plan had failed.

& # 39; He was thwarted by his own poor management & # 39 ;, said Mr. Grau.

Since the failed robbery, the father has been in custody for 247 days and has missed the birth of his first child.

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He was sentenced to three years in prison but was released on probation.

The father of one could now undergo deportation back to New Zealand after he moved to Australia when he was nine years old

The father of one could now undergo deportation back to New Zealand after he moved to Australia when he was nine years old

The father of one could now undergo deportation back to New Zealand after he moved to Australia when he was nine years old

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