Man jailed over armed robbery

A 37-YEAR-old former Longford man has been jailed for 28 months for robbing a Sale petrol station last year.

The Victorian County Court heard Adam Miller broke into the petrol station and approached a female attendant who was working alone, demanding she open the till.

He made away with $700 in cash, as well as a coin tray.

Miller then went to a nearby hotel and lost all the money, before later driving to Rosedale where he attempted to break into another petrol station, which was closed.

He fled when an alarm sounded.

Miller pleaded guilty to armed robbery, attempted armed robbery, and intentionally destroying property.

He has already spent 294 days in custody and must serve at least another eight months in prison before he will be eligible for parole.