A man who stole an advertising stand from outside a Lords Place real estate agency and used it during an attempt to rob a supermarket was sentenced to jail on Thursday.
According to information presented in Orange District Court, John Albert Armstrong Bond, 36, of Flint Street, Forbes, was seen taking the metal pamphlet stand about 3.45pm on October 29, 2018.
He then walked towards Summer Street and while standing on a median strip he used the stand to strike the windscreen of a west-bound car causing damage to the paintwork and smashing the windscreen, causing it to indent and for small shards of glass to fall into the vehicle and cut the driver and her seat.
Bond then threatened a staff member and demanded he be given tobacco at a supermarket in Peisley Street and when he was told the supermarket didn't stock the brand he wanted, he attempted to jump over the counter but was pulled back and a store manager convinced him to leave.
Outside the supermarket Bond swung the stand at the manager who grabbed it and wrestled him to the ground, and members of NSW Fire and Rescue Service, who were passing, helped detain him until police arrived.
Acting Judge Geoffrey Graham gave Bond a back-dated 18-month jail sentence with an eight-month non-parole period until September 28, 2019, for being armed with intent to commit an indictable offence.
The sentence took into account three other offences of larceny, assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He was also given a one-month jail term for damaging the car.
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