Man who carried out knife-point robbery at Bulwell store is jailed

Steven Golding.
Steven Golding.

A man who carried out an armed robbery at a Bulwell shop has been jailed.

The incident occurred at Commercial Stores, Commercial Road, at about 7.30pm on May 15.

A woman and a colleague were working behind the counter when Steven Golding, 37, came into the store, held a knife up to them and demanded they open the till.

The shop worker pressed a panic button, alerting family members that something was wrong, before Golding began to take cash from the till.

She tried to take the cash back off him but in doing so she caught her hand and sustained a cut to her thumb from the knife Golding was holding.

After hearing the panic alarm, the shopkeeper arrived and grabbed hold of Golding’s top but he got away and ran out of the shop.

Nottingham Crown Court heard how one of the members of staff who’d been threatened by Golding chased after him and rang police after seeing him enter a property.

She then saw Golding leave wearing different clothing before he ran off.

She chased after him again before flagging down officers and pointing to where he had gone.

Police found Golding hiding in some bushes, with a large amount of cash in his pocket, and arrested him.

Golding, of Grainger Avenue, West Bridgford, pleaded guilty to robbery and threatening a person with a bladed article in a public place.

He was jailed for four years when he appeared at Nottingham Crown Court for sentencing on Friday.

Detective Constable Louise Bradford said: "While we wouldn’t encourage members of the public to put themselves at risk of harm, the shop worker showed immense courage in pursuing the suspect.

"She showed enormous bravery in the face of what would have been a very frightening situation."