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Jail for Nottinghamshire robber who assaulted shop worker and stole a bike

A robber who walked into a shop and assaulted a staff member before stealing a Carrera bike has been locked up.

Jake Dennington rammed the bike into the victim and threw him into some shelves and an arcade machine as he struggled to stop him, leaving him in pain and with cuts and bruises.

Following the struggle, the 32-year-old then left with the Carrera Vendetta bike.

Police quickly carried out inquiries into the robbery which happened in Market Place, Sutton-in-Ashfield, around 1.40pm on Tuesday 3 October 2023.

It led to officers acting on information received and arresting Dennington, on the afternoon of 9 October 2023, in the back garden of a property in Pelham Street, Worksop.

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Dennington, of Sutton-in-Ashfield, went on to plead guilty to robbery and was jailed for three years and four months when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing on Friday (26 January 2024).

He was also made subject of a two-year restraining order.

Police Constable Richard Shaw, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a brazen robbery carried out in broad daylight.

“As well as being left with painful injuries, the victim was understandably left shaken and scared following this incident which happened in his place of work where he should feel safe.

“This type of violent criminality will not be tolerated in our communities and I’m pleased Dennington has now been taken off our streets.

“We treat all reports of robbery with extreme seriousness, and we will continue to investigate reports, actively hunt perpetrators, and do everything in our power to bring them to justice.”

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