Man caught stealing twice within three days
A 32-year-old thief has been caught twice in the act of stealing in the space of just three days.
Police said the man had a long history of stealing from motor-vehicles and also had an ASBO banning him from any of Bristol's car parks.
Eagle-eyed officers spotted him breaching his ASBO on Saturday, December 15.
PC Nick King said: "There had been a spate of thefts from cars in the area so we were there on patrol to deter thieves and catch the people responsible.
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"We recognised this gentleman immediately and arrested him for breaching his ASBO and put him before the courts where he received a six month conditional discharge and a fine."
On December 18, police officers spotted the same man cycling frantically along Bond Street in Bristol with 10 pairs of jeans worth £600 which he had just stolen from a shop.
The man was chased by officers and quickly arrested. He admitted the offence as well as a variety of others to be taken into consideration.
PC King said: "He will be put before the courts in the New Year to answer for these crimes."
Anyone with information about thieves in your area call police on 101 in a non-emergency and 999 in an emergency.