Man jailed for robbery and possession of a firearm in Lewisham

A man has been jailed for eight years after he pleaded guilty to robbery and possession of a firearm.

Nicholas Doyley, 44, of no fixed address, was sentenced on November 11 at Woolwich Crown Court.

On 13 August at 11pm police were called to a robbery in progress at a shop in Lewisham Way.

The member of staff was in the process of closing down the shop when two men walked inside, one carrying a firearm, when they aggressively demanded the member of staff open the till.

The member of staff was hit with the gun several times by one of the suspects and was hospitalised.

The second man is currently unidentified.

The men stole around £1,500 and two phones belonging to the victim. They then ran off into Friendly Gardens, a nearby park.

Detective Constable Dave Crewe from the Flying Squad said: “It was thanks to good CCTV footage that led us to identifying Nicholas Doyley as the gunman. This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim and I hope that the sentence today goes some way to providing them with justice.”

Doyley was arrested on 10 October and subsequently charged.

He was sentenced to eight years for robbery and eight years for possession of a firearm, to run concurrently.

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