A man has been jailed after he held an Aberdeen shop worker at knifepoint during a robbery bid.
Peter Matthews, 23, had previously admitted assaulting a shop worker at Premier off licence on Union Street, presenting a knife at him before demanding money in an attempt to rob him.
During the offence on May 3 last year, Matthews had entered the store with his hood up in a bid to hide his identity.
His defence Iain Hingston said: “He has put himself in a position where he is facing a lengthy custodial sentence.
“He has tried to start turning things around, there has been some success, he has been free from drugs for eight months.”
Matthews, whose address was given in court papers as West North Street, Aberdeen, also assaulted a man, before robbing him at knifepont of his mobile phone on Justice Street.
The offence also took place on May 3.
He was jailed by Sheriff William Summers for 15 months for both offences.
His co-accused in the Justice Street incident, Calum MacDonald, 23, of Mulroy Terrace, Roy Bridge, near Fort William, had admitted assaulting the man by punching him, before robbing him of his phone.
MacDonald, whose defence agent said he became involved against a “background of taking substances he should not have done”, received 200 hours of unpaid work for his role in the offence.