A PORTLAND man’s attempt to steal a mat from a laundromat has landed him in court.
Michael Wilson, 29, of Rundell Avenue, pleaded guilty to a single charge of theft in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court.
Police prosecutor Paul Harris said Wilson walked into the Portland laundromat on June 7 2013 and pushed a mat beneath a machine.
He returned later and removed the mat, worth more than $200. The theft was captured on CCTV camera.
Wilson — already in police custody on armed robbery charges — appeared in court via video link-up.
“Mr Wilson you have an extensive history of dishonesty,” magistrate Peter Mellas told him.
The magistrate ordered he serve an extra seven days on a current prison sentence.