FOUR More Youths Arrested After Bristol Motorcycle Theft Spree
FOUR more arrests were made in the early hours of Friday as part of Operation Buell, Avon and Somerset Police’s investigation into motorcycle theft in Bristol.
The news comes after a recent spree of motorcycle thefts in Bristol last week which led to the torching of a classic Triumph Thunderbird.
The bike, which was shown being put to flame on Instagram was recovered immediately. Three arrests were made, two of which resulted in charges.
In the early hours of Friday, four more arrests were made following two separate reports of youths attempting to steal motorbikes. The group got away with one bike, but were unable to start the second, and fled the scene in a silver car.
Police stopped the group after spotting the car and the stolen bike on Bristol’s Muller Road at 4.35am.
Officers found bolt-cutters and motorbike gloves in the car and arrested a 15-year-old boy, two 16-year-old boys and a 19-year-old man on suspicion of going equipped for theft. The stolen bike was returned to its owner.
Inspector Rob Cheeseman, who leads Operation Buell, commented: ‘This is another excellent result in our ongoing operation to disrupt and apprehend those brazenly stealing motorbikes in Bristol.
‘But while we are pleased to have four more in custody following the three other recent arrests, we will not rest on our laurels.
‘My message to those involved in this criminality is clear – we are coming after you and we will catch you.’