Ipswich man, 23, avoids jail after pleading guilty to five counts of motorbike theft
A 23-year-old man who admitted to being involved in a spate of motorbike thefts in Ipswich has avoided jail.
Michael Rzasa was sentenced to 18 weeks imprisonment suspended for 12 months when he appeared at Suffolk Magistrates' Court on April 21, after having pleaded guilty to five counts of theft of a motor vehicle at a previous hearing.
He was also ordered to pay £3,083 in compensation and carry out a rehabilitation activity requirement over 15 days.
Rzasa, of Norwich Road in Ipswich, was arrested on February 16 after officers found a motorbike which had been taken from a property in Weavers Close on January 30.
A 16-year-old boy was also charged with four counts of theft of a motor vehicle following the incident.
Another 16-year-old boy was arrested the following day in connection with a motorbike theft in Henslow Road on February 7.
He was also charged with four counts of theft of a motor vehicle.
Both teenagers pleaded not guilty to the charges at Suffolk Magistrates' Court on March 30.
They are due to appear again on August 3.