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Police sergeant steals seized motorcycles and cars from police lot and sells them on eBay

By Mason White 3:54 AM March 16, 2016
David Robinson 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A police sergeant was arrested on a charge of theft after taking seized cars and motorcycles from a police lot and selling them on eBay, police in the United Kingdom said.

Now, 36-year-old David Robinson of London, has been sentenced to serve 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to 9 counts of theft, 5 counts of fraud, and 2 counts of misconduct in public office.

Robinson has also been suspended from the police force.

Prosecutors told the Southwark crown court that Robinson was seen riding one of the stolen bikes in the back of the Brixton police station.

The bike was one of eight seized last year, but only six could be found when they were picked up.

Investigators reviewed security surveillance footage and saw Robinson going to the location of the bikes, taking them out of the area and walking to the underground parking lot.

One of the bikes was found at his home. Robinson listed the stolen items on eBay.

Investigators also discovered that other vehicles at Robinson’s house had been stolen from the police lot over a period of two years.