Back to jail for armed robber

AS Jacob Harris Hakfoort held up a Rockhampton Cheesecake Shop with a large-bladed knife, he told the frightened shop assistant not to worry because he wasn't going to hurt her.

Hakfoort then told the woman to fill his shopping bag with cash during the robbery on a Sunday morning in July.

As she put notes and coins in the bag, Hakfoort said "that's enough". He grabbed the bag and raced away with $187.

Soon afterwards police found him at a home nearby, the distinguishing tattoo on his neck one of the features that enabled authorities to identify him. Yesterday in the Rockhampton District Court Hakfoort pleaded guilty to one count of armed robbery.

The court heard the then 20-year-old was high on methamphetamines during the attack, which he committed because he needed money to find a place to live after an argument with his house mate.

Hakfoort, who has a relatively extensive criminal history including another conviction for armed robbery, was subject to parole and probation at the time of the July attack.

He'd been released from jail about one month before.

Judge Grant Britton labelled the robbery "completely unsophisticated".

Yesterday's sentence of three years and nine months' imprisonment, with a parole eligibility date in late May 2013, is cumulative to the custodial sentence Hakfoort is currently serving which runs until August next year.



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