Man threatened to slit employee's throat, court hears

A MAN who allegedly threatened to slit someone's throat during an armed robbery at Eagle Boys will await his next court appearance in custody after his bail was revoked.

Scott Mitchell Morris, 27, allegedly held up the Maryborough Eagle Boys pizza store with a knife about 9.20pm on December 17, 2012.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Michael Quirk told Maryborough Magistrates Court Morris was wearing a balaclava when he walked behind the store's counter and held a knife to an employee's throat.

He said Morris then threatened to slit the man's throat before forcing the employee to take money out of three separate cash registers.

Sgt Quirk said Morris then forced the employee to stand at the drive-through register and look out the window while Morris left the store.

He said Morris told the employee and another nearby employee there would be blood spilled if the man moved from the drive-through window.

Sgt Quirk said $847 was taken from the three cash registers.

Duty lawyer Daniel Ould represented Morris in court on Tuesday.

"Mr Morris has no recollection of the incident due to his schizophrenia," he said.

Magistrate John Smith revoked bail granted to Morris earlier this year and said the nature of the offence meant Morris was at risk of re-offending. Morris will next appear in court on October 1.



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