The city's most notorious bike-theft suspect won't be home for the holidays.

A judge has denied Igor Kenk bail on a string of assault charges laid late last week.

Kenk, 49, was arrested Sunday after residents living in the Dufferin Street and Wallace Avenue area accused a man of trying to remove property from their home. They told police the suspect also swung a metal pipe at them.

Police said the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle but that he was arrested a short time later.

At the time of his arrest, Kenk was out on bail awaiting trial in Toronto's most prolific bike-theft case. He was accused this past summer of masterminding a large-scale bike theft operation in Toronto. More than 3,000 bicycles were recovered in police raids.

The latest charges against Kenk have nothing to do the theft of bicycles, police have said.

The 58 drug and bicycle-theft-related charges against Kenk have not been proven in a court of law.

The judge at Kenk's bail hearing Wednesday ordered him to be stay in custody at the Don Jail until his trial.