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‘Motorcycle Bandit’ admits nine offences

A man dubbed the “Motorcycle Bandit” has admitted a string of offences against elderly drivers.

Troy Woods, 47, pleaded guilty yesterday to four counts of dishonestly obtaining property and three counts of attempting to dishonestly obtain property.

Woods, from Devonshire, also admitted taking a motorcycle without permission and theft of a handbag.

The incidents took place in Devonshire, Pembroke and Smith's between August 6 and September 9.

Magistrates' Court heard that Woods flagged down motorists while on his motorcycle, claimed that they had hit him with their vehicle or caused him to crash and demanded money as compensation.

The court heard that a total of $687 was taken from four victims.

The handbag, stolen from a car in Smith's on August 30, was valued at $370.

Nicole Smith, for the prosecution, said that Woods had previous convictions for dishonesty and suffered from drug addiction.

Woods told the court: “I was wrong for what I did.”

Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo ordered reports on Woods and remanded him in custody until November 2.

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Published September 18, 2018 at 9:00 am (Updated September 18, 2018 at 9:02 am)

‘Motorcycle Bandit’ admits nine offences

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