Shotgun-wielding robber sent to jail

1.45PM: A heroin addict who pointed a shotgun at a terrified Wodonga bottle shop attendant during a robbery last year was given more than six years’ jail early this afternoon.

County Court Judge Roy Punshon ordered Brendan Coleman to spend at least four years behind bars for the BWS armed robbery on July 7.

Coleman showed no emotion — though his mother quietly sobbed — when the maximum sentence of six years and four months was handed down in the County Court in Wodonga.

Coleman, 28, had pleaded guilty to armed robbery, using a firearm when prohibited and handling stolen goods.