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Stocking bandit jailed after robbing bottleshop attendant

A MAN who threatened a bottleshop attendant with a knife before robbing her of the day's takings has been jailed.

Julian Lee Hughes, 27, pleaded guilty on Monday in Ipswich District Court to armed robbery in company and possessing dangerous drugs.

The court heard the robbery took place on November 21, 2015 at Yamanto and the drug charges stem from a different incident on December 29, 2015 at Ipswich.

Crown prosecutor Peter O'Connor told the court Hughes and others robbed the female bottleshop attendant while she was walking to her car.

He said the robbery was premeditated and Hughes had disguised himself with two stockings pulled over his head.

"The young woman counted the day's taking and was walking to her vehicle in a nearby carpark when she was set upon," he said. "Hughes approached the woman armed with a knife and demanded she hand over the takings.

"This was an organised, premeditated and planned robbery which targeted a vulnerable retail worker."

Defence solicitor Matthew Fairclough said Hughes had co-operated fully with authorities and was extremely remorseful.

He said Hughes had no criminal history until late last year after becoming mixed up with drugs.

Judge Alexander Horneman-Wren sentenced Hughes to three years behind bars but ordered he be released on parole on June 29, 2016.

The court was closed for the majority of the sentencing.

Topics:  armed robbery ipswich crime ipswich district court



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