Man's ex dobs him in for armed robbery of pizza store

A MAN whose ex-partner dobbed him in over a pizza store robbery has dodged further time in jail after being given immediate parol.

Scott Mitchell Morris pleaded guilty to committing armed robbery at the Eagle Boys' Maryborough store in December 2012.

Maryborough Magistrates court heard about 9.30pm Morris, dressed in dark clothing and a balaclava, walked into the shop and held a knife to the 18-year-old kitchen hands throat, threatening to slit it if he didn't comply with demands.

He raided the stores cash registers, stealing $847.40 and threatening a second worker, who was at the back of the store.

Police had no leads on the robbery until July 2013, when Morris's ex-partner called police and told them he had hid the knife and balaclava in a box at her home.

Morris, who was suffering a mental health condition when the offence was committed, was released on bail until August when he breached it and spent almost eight months in custody.

The 29-year-old Maryborough man told the court he was sorry and ashamed of what he had done.

He was sentenced to three years in prison, with immediate parole.

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