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Caught: serial offender charged with large number of motorbike thefts

A man from Bristol has been arrested, charged and remanded in custody following 38 bicycle, motorcycle and vehicle theft-related offences.

Tyreece Ancel, 18 of Danby Street in Lockleaze, Bristol, has been charged with 18 counts of theft of a motor vehicle, seven counts of burglary, six counts of driving whilst disqualified, six counts of driving without insurance, and one count of theft. That’s quite a rap sheet...

Mr Ancel appeared at Bristol Magistrates Court last week and has been remanded in custody, and he’s scheduled to appear at Bristol Crown Court on 22 July.

Inspector Lorna Dallimore, who leads Avon and Somerset Police’s response to motorcycle theft said: “The charging and remand of this individual will come as welcome news to the motorbiking communities of Bristol, who we continue to work in partnership with in order to help them protect their motorcycles from thieves.

“This on-going partnership with the biking community and the Bristol Bike Theft Awareness group has led to a 39 % reduction* in the number motorbikes stolen in Bristol in the past twelve months. We will continue to keep up the pressure on motorbike thieves, working with the anti-social behaviour team, the youth offending team and the CPS, to ensure that those involved in this type of crime are dealt with in the most appropriate way.

“Crime prevention is a key part of our strategy; we would far prefer that bikes weren’t stolen in the first place and there are a number of things that bike owners can do to keep their bikes secure, including buying anti-theft deterrents such as chains, padlocks, disc locks immobilisers and ensuring that the bike is always locked to something immovable.”

Bristol motorcycle theft stats

*12 month period from May 2017 – April 2018: 770 motorbike thefts in Bristol

 12 month period from May 2018 – April 2019: 473 motorbike thefts in Bristol

Let’s hope that with Mr Ancel behind bars until his next court appearance bike theft levels continue to fall. There's nothing worse than having your pride and joy stolen, hopefully, this scroat has plenty of time to reflect on his nefarious actions towards bikers in his 4x4 cell.

 

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