A man who masterminded an ''inside job'' armed robbery later called a victim and consoled her, with the woman unaware he was behind the heist, a court has heard.
The ACT Supreme Court has been told Adam John Street was once diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after witnessing a fatal stabbing outside a Civic nightclub.
A jury found the former security guard guilty in August of aiding and abetting two men to commit aggravated robbery.
The 35-year-old was at work at the Weston Creek Labor Club in February 2008 when the masked men, his acquaintances, burst in at closing time.
The pair, armed with a rifle and a baseball bat, bound Street and two other employees with zip ties before making off with more than $124,000 in a stolen car.
Phone taps would later show Street was in contact with the two men before and after the robbery, and that one of his co-accused identified Street as its mastermind.
Eight months after the Weston Creek job a NSW court jailed the former soldier for 2½ years, requiring that he serve at least one, after he pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit another armed robbery in June 2008.
Canberra police monitoring the phone taps received ''credible information'' Street and his co-offenders were planning to rob an elderly couple's Queanbeyan home.
They tipped off their NSW counterparts, and police pulled over Street and two other men on Canberra Avenue.
The NSW officers found a shotgun, a pistol, and ammunition in the car.
According to a statement of facts Street told police he had the pistol for protection after being disturbed by the Civic nightclub stabbing.
He admitted supplying the shotgun to one of his co-defendants, who was later jailed in Wollongong District Court.
For the former Weston Creek club manager on shift the night of the robbery, Tuesday marked the fifth time she participated in related court proceedings - three sentences and two trials.
The witness said she was unaware of Street's role until police charged him months later.
''After the occurrence of the armed robbery Adam kept in contact with me, asking me how I was going and what I'd heard from police,'' the teary witness said.
''I confided in Adam about living in a place where I didn't know many people and no longer felt safe.''
The woman, now a legal clerk, said her sense of betrayal when she learned the truth was ''gut-wrenching''.
''Hearing that the police believed Adam had been involved in the robbery and that he had in fact been charged with this, was completely gut-wrenching for me.''
Consulting psychiatrist William Knox told Justice John Burns he had diagnosed Street with post-traumatic stress disorder in 2007.
The diagnosis stemmed from a fight outside Cube nightclub in July 2006, when Street was working as a bouncer.
Street's boss, club owner Maurizio Rao, fatally stabbed Nato Seuala in the head and abdomen; Mr Rao and Street were badly injured.
The club owner was later tried for murder and acquitted on the grounds of self-defence.
Dr Knox said at the time of the Weston robbery Street was suffering more from the ''ongoing effect of his original trauma'' rather than post-traumatic stress disorder.
And under cross-examination by prosecutor Trent Hickey, Dr Knox agreed he did not know much about the circumstances of Street's crime.
The defence called two other witnesses. They testified to Street's good character, sporting accomplishments and loving family, and that his tiling business was a success.
One said Street maintained he was ''fitted up'' for the robbery.
Defence barrister Richard Thomas urged Justice John Burns to impose a short non-parole period, giving his client a better chance of rehabilitation.
Justice Burns will sentence Street in next month.