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Jail for Sunderland bike thief

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A man who stole a bike from Sunderland railway station has been jailed.
Scott Quinn, aged 19, from St Cuthbert’s Terrace in Millfield, Sunderland, was sentenced to 18 weeks behind bars after pleading guilty to theft of a bike, criminal damage and attempted theft at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court on 14 August and ordered to pay £115 in compensation.
Quinn, who was already banned from entering the station, was captured on CCTV stealing a bike from the cycle racks near the Union Street entrance to the station on Monday, 16 July.
He was caught again the following week attempting to steal other bikes from the rack. On this occasion he left empty handed but damaged the racks in the process.
He was arrested on 26 July at Sunderland station for theft of a bike, attempted theft, criminal damage and breach of a WIP (Withdrawal of Implied Permission) Order banning him from entering the station due to previous anti-social behaviour. 
PC Mark Grozier said: “Brazen Quinn flouted his ban to enter the station and purposefully went there to steal bikes. 
“The excellent CCTV at the station caught him in the act and assisted in putting him behind bars.
“Railway stations have excellent CCTV and would-be thieves should be warned that we are committed to both reducing cycle crime and investigating those who see railway stations as easy targets to steal bikes.”

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