A man who twice attempted to break into West Bridgford School to steal bicycles has been sentenced in court.
Alwyn Hartley, of no fixed abode, appeared before Nottingham Magistrates Court to face charges of three bike thefts and one attempted bike theft.
Police say on October 10 he walked into the West Bridgford School grounds on Loughborough Road and stole a student’s bike which was left unlocked within the pupil bike shelter.
Hartley decided to revisit the next day, on Monday, October 11, on a bike himself – and again attempted to gain access into the bike shelter. He left empty handed.
However, less than an hour later, Hartley cycled to nearby Roko Health Club in Wilford Lane – he removed the lock from a person’s bike from a metal bike rack outside. He then peddled off on it while pushing his own bike alongside it.
A spokesperson for West Bridgford Police said: “Hartley was arrested for the offences. In custody, he was further arrested for a previous bike theft in the city in September after being identified as the offender.
“Hartley was subsequently charged and remanded for all offences of theft and at court today received a 12 week sentence suspended for 12 months.”