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A pair of thieves from Peckham who
stole more than 20 bikes worth over £200,000 from the streets of central London
have been jailed following a 13-month investigation.
pleading guilty at Southwark Crown Court of conspiracy to commit theft, Paul
O’Farrell, 23, and 18-year-old Lufti Guney were yesterday given sentences of 15
and 10 months respectively.
sentence was reduced by 145 days due to bail conditions imposed at the
beginning of criminal proceedings. For the same reason, Guney’s sentence was
also reduced by 148 days.
were caught as part of an investigation after the Met Police’s London Crime
Squad identified numerous bike thefts across the capital that were being
carried out using the same methods.
and Guney would patrol areas including Kensington and Chelsea, the City of
London, Southwark and Westminster on stolen mopeds, looking for bikes to steal.
They’d have a van nearby containing tools needed to break steering locks and
cut through chains and locks. They would then put the bikes in the van before
making off. The police believe it’s likely the stolen bikes were broken for
parts or shipped abroad.
One of the
bikes stolen from a car park in Chelsea in April 2014 was an MV Agusta F4
750 Serie Oro – bike number 15 of 300. It belonged to investment
manager Luigi La Ferla, who acquired the bike through his friendship with
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