A Kanahooka parolee who robbed his prostitute girlfriend's client after they'd finished having sex inside the Piccadilly Motel has been sentenced to at least two years' jail.
Matthew Glenn, 33, had taken a hit of ice before he confronted the man as he walked back to his car, producing a knife and demanding the victim accompany him to an ATM to withdraw "all your money".
Glenn was captured on a Crown Street CCTV camera, standing near the victim as he withdrew $500.
Glenn then ordered the man around the corner before pocketing ten $50 notes, his mobile phone and a subwoofer from his car.
The man drove straight to Wollongong Police Station to report the matter.
He told police he'd contacted "Teenah" that night to arrange an "in-call" service and she had agreed to sneak him into the motel, giving him detailed instructions not to knock on her room window but to park on the street and walk up a ramp off Gladstone Avenue, normally used only by cars.
The victim advanced her $40 in food money - $20 to her account and $20 to an account in Glenn's name - but drew the line when she asked him to pick up McDonald's "for me and a mate (who will [leave] as soon as you arrive)".
The order included "a regular Big Mac Meal WITHOUT LETTUCE!!!" and 20 nuggets that had been "FRESHLY COOKED" and divided into two boxes.
The man arrived at the Piccadilly centre shortly before 9pm, explaining, in a text, that he didn't have the fast food. The pair spent an hour together before the victim departed on foot down the ramp and was accosted by Glenn.
Police arrived at the hotel later that night and arrested Glenn.
The victim's stolen mobile phone and subwoofer and the knife were located on the floor of the room.
Glenn was charged with robbery armed with an offensive weapon, to which he subsequently pleaded guilty.
During a sentencing hearing in Wollongong District Court on Friday, Glenn told the court he'd been abusing ice at the time of the incident and had continued to take drugs while in jail on remand but had stopped earlier this year after suffering a significant blood infection.
The court heard he was remorseful and ashamed of what he'd done that night and - according to his treating psychologist - had "clear insight into the impact of his offending on the victim".
Judge Chris O'Brien sentenced Glenn to an overall prison term of three years and two months, with a non-parole period of two years.
With time served, Glenn will be released on parole on March 7, 2022.