Man who stole Nick Kyrgios’ Tesla and held mother at gunpoint heads to jail

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The man who stole world tennis star Nick Kyrgios’ green Tesla at gunpoint has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail by the ACT Supreme Court.

According to ABC News, in March, the 33-year-old Canberra man pleaded guilty to offences including robbery with an offensive weapon.

The man used the gun to force the door of the Kyrgios’ home open and demanded that Nick Kyrgios’s mother, Norlaila Kyrgios show the man how to drive it at gunpoint.

The ACT Supreme Court heard the offender was experiencing drug-induced psychosis at the time of the robbery.(ABC News: Matt Roberts
The ACT Supreme Court. Photo: Matt Roberts.
Outside the court Halimah Kyrgios said she thought the sentence would bring "a moment of peace of mind" for her mother.(ABC News: Mark Moore)
Halimah Kyrgios. ABC News: Mark Moore.

“I am incredibly angry at what the defendants have done to my family,” Nick Kyrgios said.

Outside the court, Norlaila Kyrgios’ daughter and sister of Nick Kyrgios, Halimah Kyrgios said she thought the sentence would bring “a moment of peace of mind for my mum”.

Acting Justice Rebecca Christensen Wyatt sentenced the man to four years and six months in jail for the robbery, backdated to include time already served.

With a non-parole period of two years and 11 months, the man will not be eligible to be considered for release until March 31, 2026.

Source: ABC News

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