Prolific Cambridge bike thief handed a Criminal Behaviour Order
A crackdown on bike theft in Cambridge has left a prolific thief with a Criminal Behaviour Order.
Jon Miller, 36, of Paget Road, was seen by a member of the public with an angle grinder cutting bike locks on East Road on Sunday (April 18).
They took a description and called police who found him in Burleigh Street trying to cut through D-locks.
At Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (April 20), Miller was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months, after pleading guilty to attempted bike theft and going equipped for theft.
He was also given a two-year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) which states he must not be in possession of any pedal cycle or any cycle part without a verifiable receipt or be in possession of any item that can be used to steal a pedal cycle in a public place.
Detective Sergeant Kiri Mazur, from the city south neighbourhood policing team, said: “Miller is a prolific bike thief in Cambridge with numerous convictions against his name for cycle theft and going equipped to steal.
“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.
“We would also encourage cyclists to take precautionary steps to reduce the risk of becoming a victim by investing in a good quality lock and registering their bikes.”
Anyone who sees Miller breaching his CBO is asked to contact police immediately.