Police officers were left baffled after a brazen thief cut the chain from a police bicycle in Tolworth and rode off – while wearing pink roller blades.
Andrezj Nowiak, 29, spotted an opportunity when a Kingston police officer popped into a business near Tolworth Broadway having locked his bike outside. The roller blade wearing thief cut the chain to bike and rode off into the distance, despite his fancy footwear. The missing bike was never found.
Officers soon tracked Nowiak to his home in Mitcham and charged him with theft of a pedal cycle. He was found guilty and sentenced to 100 hours of unpaid work.