Cop who stole bikes from Brixton nick jailed

Written by on March 11, 2016 in Crime, News - 1 Comment
Sergeant David Robinson

Sergeant David Robinson

A Metropolitan Police officer who stole bicycles from Brixton police station was today (11 March) sentenced to 18 months’ prison.

Sergeant David Robinson, 36, had pleaded guilty to theft, fraud and misconduct in public office at Southwark Crown Court on 20 January this year.

Sergeant Robinson pleaded guilty to:

  • nine counts of theft;
  • five counts of fraud;
  • two counts of misconduct in public office.

Robinson was arrested on 6 July 2015 after two pedal cycles that had been recovered from a burglary were stolen from Brixton police station.

A search of his home led to the discovery of a number of stolen items, including another pedal cycle and three motorcycles that had been reported missing or stolen.

The officer also had a stolen vehicle and motor vehicle parts.

The commander of the Met’s directorate of professional standards, Matt Gardner, said: “This officer is a disgrace to the hard working, industrious and committed officers and staff who keep Londoners safe, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”

About the Author

Alan Slingsby moved to Brixton just as the 1981 uprising began. His nearest pub was the Effra and nearest off licence the Frontline — long gone in an earlier wave of closures of treasured community establishments. He works out of an office in St Matthews and before that the Bon Marché. Has edited newspapers for the National Union of Students and National Union of Teachers. Now makes a living designing magazines and books and anything else people will pay him for.

One Comment on "Cop who stole bikes from Brixton nick jailed"

  1. Marcus March 13, 2016 at 8:22 pm ·

    Why would a professional police man risk his career and throw everything away for such a stupid action?????? V

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