Bike thief banned from some Cambridge shops by two-year criminal behaviour order
A bike thief caught trying to steal a £900 bike in a Cambridge store window has been banned from certain shops in the city.
Stephen Neal was seen on CCTV taking a bike from Logan’s Way, Cambridge, on August 4.
Then on September 6 he was spotted using bolt cutters to cut a lock as he tried to steal a bike from the Beehive Centre.
Neal, 35, of High Barns, Ely, was sentenced by Cambridge magistrates in November to six weeks in prison after previously pleading guilty to bike theft and criminal damage.
And on December 21, he was given a two-year criminal behaviour order that means he cannot be in possession of any pedal cycle part or pedal cycle unless having he has notified the police within 24 hours and provided details of the lawful possession. And he cannot go to Superdrug, Boots or Go Outdoors stores in Cambridge within the boundary of the M11, A11 and A14.
PC Kayleigh Rocca said: “We’re working hard to address cycle crime in Cambridge. This includes reviewing and identifying bike-theft hotspots, catching offenders, recovering stolen bikes with proactive patrols and education.
“All reports of bike theft are taken seriously, and we would encourage people to report offences so we can build up a picture and deploy resources accordingly.”