This week, a Bury St. Edmunds man was sentenced to three years in prison for stealing motorcycles valued at £30,000. This jail term should ease the minds of bikers in Suffolk.
Ricky Davis, who was accused of stealing three motorcycles, pleaded guilty in a prior hearing after being charged with the crimes. These thefts happened in Bury St. Edmunds in October 2020, Bury again in November 2020, and Brandon in December 2020.
Davis also admitted guilt to five further motorcycle thefts that occurred in and around the Suffolk area in 2021 during subsequent hearings. Police determined that those five bikes alone were worth over £12,000.
Though Dippy Davis didn’t stop there, the police were able to coax confessions from him for a further 12 car thefts that occurred in all in October 2020 and October 2021. The police are assigning £30,000 to these other 12 thefts.
Op Converter team member Duncan Etchells stated:
“Davis was known for setting up meetings with individuals who travelled from all over the nation to sell their motorcycles after placing an internet ad.
When Davis finally met them, he pretended to be taking the bike for a test drive before riding off on it and disappearing into thin air. Over the course of his illegal activity, his offences in the Bury St. Edmunds and Thetford areas gained a lot of social media attention, but his placement in jail should provide some solace for the victims he stole from.”