Mother and son jailed
The Christchurch bar manager who arranged for her workplace to be robbed twice last year has been jailed. Joanne Smith was sentenced in the Christchurch District Court yesterday to six years three months. As well as the two robberies of the Fitz Sports Bar, Smith took part in the robbery of the Law Courts Hotel in Dunedin with her son Joshua Smith. He was sentenced to five years’ jail when he appeared alongside his mother yesterday . Almost $80,000 was stolen in the two raids on the Fitz Sports Bar in July and October last year.