A Juneeman who robbed service stations at Cootamundra and Temora and threatened a store attendant with a tomahawk has been jailed for five years with a three-year non-parole period.

Adam Murray Harrison was sentenced before Judge Leonie Flannery at Sydney’s Downing Centre District Court for the armed robbery with an offensive weapon of a Metro service station in Cootamundra on May 31, 2015, and the Temora Caltex service station on Hoskins Street on June 6, 2015.

Harrison was sentenced to a five-year prison term back dated to September 22, 2015.

It is set to expire on September 21, 2020.

Several other charges were also considered by Judge Flannery during the sentencing, including driving a vehicle while disqualified, use of an unregistered vehicle, larceny and failing to stop during a police pursuit.

The jail terms for those charges are to be served concurrently with this latest sentence.

Harrison was arrested at Wagga Police Station in September last year after Harrison got away with $1000 in cash and 25 cigarettes from Cootamundra’s Metro service station on Sutton Street on May 31.

Harrison also threatened a Temora store attendant with a tomahawk, stealing $606.30 in cash and three pairs of sunglasses.

He was also found to have stolen a set of car number plates from a parked vehicle at Cootamundra, before driving off without paying for $80 worth of fuel from Caltex in Temora.

The 27-year-old led police on a pursuit at Goulburn just after 2.25am on June 7, which was initially terminated due to the danger presented to the public.

The robberies sent shock waves through both towns at the time.

Harrison is already serving a 10-month jail sentence for unrelated violence and drug charges.

The drugs charges revealed Harrison supplied 0.06 grams of methamphetamine for $100 on April 9, 2015, along with 0.25 grams of methamphetamine for $300 on April 23, 2015.

Earlier this year, Harrison waived his right to a committal hearing so his case could go straight to trial.

Extracted in full from Cootamundra Herald.

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