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Man jailed for stealing bikes from Berkshire stations

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A man has spent his first couple of nights in prison after being sentenced for stealing five bikes from Maidenhead and Slough stations. 
 
Michael Tomajer, aged 39 and of no fixed address, appeared before East Berkshire Magistrates’ Court on 21 August where he was handed a 40-week imprisonment and ordered to pay compensation totalling £1,220. 
 
Between February 2017 and August 2018, Tomajer was linked to five bike thefts from Maidenhead and Slough stations. The bikes were each forcibly removed from the bike racks at the stations. 
 
Following extensive enquiries by officers, Tomajer was identified and charged with five counts of theft and going equipped. 
 
At court he admitted the charges. 
 
PC Jack Bower-Wilson from BTP, said: “Putting Tomajer behind bars is a good result and we welcome this sentence handed down by the Magistrates. I hope this sends a clear warning to other would be thieves that we are working hard to identify offenders and bring them before the courts.  
 
“Unfortunately bikes remain popular targets for thieves and we would urge cyclists to use strong, durable locks when securing their bikes at stations. We would also encourage you to register you bike at www.bikeregister.com, as this helps us return stolen bikes when we recover them.”

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