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eBay bike thief jailed

05/07/2012

A man who tried to sell a bike he'd stolen on eBay, has been jailed

John Lloyd, 47, from Crewe, was initially arrested for theft of a £2,000 mountain bike from the roof rack of a car in Goddard Street in Crewe. This victim saw his bike for sale on eBay and informed police.

The owner put a bid in on his own bike and was successful. He arranged with Lloyd to pick up the bike from an address in Crewe. Instead detectives went to the address posing as the eBay buyer.

Once the bike was verified as that stolen from the roof rack, officers arrested Lloyd.

They searched his house and recovered more than £3,000 worth of high value walking jackets, and 24 Radley designer purses.

When the loft was searched, five cannabis plants were found growing in a tent with lights and a vent. A further five were discovered in a wardrobe.

He was sentenced to a year in prison at Chester Crown Court.

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