James William Lucas, 36, has been sentenced to five years in jail.
Judge James Walsh rendered his decision this morning in provincial court in St. John's.
Lucas stole six T-bone steaks on Sept. 8 from a Sobeys supermarket on Topsail Road in St. John's, slashed a store employee with a knife and threatened to kill him and a security guard if they didn't let him go.
He pleaded guilty to seven charges — two counts each of assault with a weapon and uttering threats, and single counts of robbery with violence, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose and breaching an undertaking.
The Crown had asked for a jail term of no less than six years.
See Tuesday's Telegram for full story.