We’ve returned four stolen motorcycles to their rightful owners.
Police were called to Hartcliffe Way, Bristol, at about 3pm on Monday 4 September, following reports of six people on three motorbikes.
The sighting linked in with the theft of a motorbike from Whiteladies Road earlier on Monday.
Officers searched the area and found the three motorcycles abandoned in Bourchier Gardens, Hartcliffe, at about 4.20pm.
A boy in his mid-teens was detained nearby following a short foot-chase. He was arrested on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and possession of a knife, and later released on bail pending further enquiries.
A Triumph Tiger was found to have been stolen from Bath Road, Brislington, on Sunday 3 September, while a Yamaha X600 had been taken from Clifton earlier on Monday.
The owner of a Suzuki GSXR hadn’t been aware the bike had been stolen until officers got in touch.
A fourth motorbike, a Benelli BN, was seized in Keynsham in the early hours of Tuesday 5 September. It had been reported stolen in Twerton, Bath, overnight Saturday 2 to Sunday 3 September. Officers located it after a caller reported suspicious behaviour at the location.
We continue to use a range of resources and tactics to identify and tackle offenders involved in the theft and anti-social use of motorcycles.