Cycle shop owner who helped organise bike thefts is jailed for two years

Former owner of Cycle City bike shop in York is jailed along with two other men after being found guilty of organising theft of bicycles from rail station

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The owner of a bicycle shop in York has been jailed for two years for playing his part in an organised cycle theft ring in the city.

Phillip Rennison was the owner of the Cycle City bike shop at the time of the thefts. The 47-year-old would pass on the makes and models of bikes to be stolen to a friend, Andrew Elmer, who then passed them on to John Connelly.

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