Jail for would-be robber who threatened couple outside Eastwood vet surgery

An Eastwood man who caused a ‘frightening ordeal’ as he tried and failed to rob the occupants of a parked car has been jailed.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 9:52 am
Updated Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 9:58 am
Jayden Anderson

Jayden Anderson, 22, targeted the couple on the evening of January 12 as they waited with their dogs in the car park of the veterinary surgery in Nottingham Road, Eastwood.

Anderson, clutching an open bottle of beer in one hand, put his hand through an open window and tried to gain entry as he shouted threats at the couple.

After demanding items from the couple he threatened to smash the car windows.

The couple escaped after the male driver managed to start the car and drive away from the scene.

Anderson, of Wilford Road, Eastwood, was arrested two days later and was later picked out of an identity parade by his victims. He later admitted to a charge of attempted robbery.

Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court on March 26, he was jailed for 12 months.

Police investigator Grace Jolly, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Anderson’s actions on that afternoon were utterly inexcusable.

"He purposely targeted the couple parked in this car – people he wrongly believed would be a soft touch.

“Luckily they escaped without injury but this was a frightening ordeal that I sure will live with them for some time to come.

"I am pleased that Anderson has now been sentenced and hope he uses this period behind bars to change the direction of his life.”