Trevor Bourgeois, 36, was sentenced by Judge Wayne Gorman in provincial court Monday afternoon.
The judge gave Bourgeois four years for the attempted robbery of the Tim Hortons store on Mount Bernard Avenue last July 31. He also sentenced him to six months for possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, but that time will be served concurrently with the four years.
Bourgeois was arrested by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary while walking down Main Street in Corner Brook with a large knife. The police were concerned enough that one officer drew his firearm and told Bourgeois to drop the knife, which he did.
It was moments after the knife incident that the police became aware of the robbery attempt that had occurred a little earlier.
Besides the jail term, Bourgeois was given a lifetime weapons/ammunition prohibition and must also provide authorities with a sample of his DNA.