A man who committed two armed robberies boasted about the crimes to his friends, Orange Local Court has heard.
Aiden Marc Emery, 21, yesterday pleaded guilty to charges of robbery armed with a dangerous weapon and robbery armed with an offensive weapon.
The charges carry maximum penalties of 25 and 20 years imprisonment.
Emery appeared in Orange Local Court via audio-visual link from jail and did not apply for bail.
The matter was adjourned to Orange District Court for sentence in June.
According to a statement of agreed facts, Emery entered the BP Service Station just before midnight on September 13 armed with a .22 calibre bolt action rifle and wearing a full face balaclava and gloves.
He threatened the two male cashiers and demanded they put cash from the till into a bag he was carrying.
Emery left with $420 in the bag and got into a stolen getaway car driven by an alleged co-offender.
The two ran away after crashing the car near KFC.
A witness interviewed by police said Emery later pulled out a newspaper clipping about the robbery and said “I was there, that shit was me”.
The second robbery took place at 3.30pm on October 29 when Emery went to the Wentworth Golf Club wearing a stocking and bandana on his head.
He threatened an 18-year-old staff member with a 30 centimetre knife and escaped with $3500 in cash.
Emery got into a car which had been stolen from the Great Western Hotel car park the night before, driven by another alleged co-offender.
The car was found burnt out in Molong Road.
A witness said Emery admitted the second robbery while reading the CWD’s front page article on October 31, saying “It was me”.
Police also found incriminating evidence in Facebook messages and phone records.
Emery was arrested on November 4.
His alleged co-offenders are yet to enter pleas