Thief responsible for stealing motorcycles totalling £30k jailed

Suffolk-based Ricky Davis has been jailed for his part in a string of motorcycle thefts totalling £30k in value

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SUFFOLK-BASED bikers can sleep a little easier this week after a Bury St Edmunds man was jailed for three years in connection with the theft of £30,000 worth of motorcycles.

The man in question is Ricky Davis and follows guilty pleas at an earlier hearing, where he was charged with three counts of theft of motorcycles. Those thefts took place in Brandon in December 2020, Bury St Edmunds in October 2020 and Bury again in November 2020.

At further hearings, Davis also pleaded guilty to five more motorcycle thefts in and around the Suffolk area in 2021. Those five bikes alone were estimated by police to be worth in the region of £12,000.

Dippy Davis didn’t stop there though, after this the police managed to get out of him admissions for a further 12 thefts of motor vehicles, all taking place October 2020 and October 2021 – these thefts alone are the ones the police are placing a £30,000 value upon.

Duncan Etchells of the Op Converter team said:

“Davis had a notable modus operandi of arranging to meet people who would travel from all over the country to sell their motorbikes after they’d advertised them online.

“Davis would then meet them, and under the pretence of taking the bike for a test ride would then ride off on the bike, never to be seen again. His crimes attracted a lot of social media attention in the Bury St Edmunds and Thetford areas over the period of his criminality, but to see him behind bars will hopefully give some closure for those people he stole from.

“This should also serve as a timely reminder to offenders in Suffolk that we will use any and all available investigative techniques to bring you to justice for all your offending.”