British Transport Police Appeal For Bike Theft Information

British Transport Police (BTP) investigators have released images of a man they want to speak to in connection with the theft of a bike from Stafford station on Friday, 17 May.

Officers believe the man may also have links to Crewe.

PC Phil Baker, the investigating officer, said:
“Around 1.40pm, a man got off a train at Stafford station and using bolt cutters, removed a bike from the cycle racks.
“He was then seen to board a train with the bike, and got off at Crewe.”

From reviewing CCTV footage from the station, officers have obtained images of a man they believe has key information about the investigation.

PC Baker continued:
“I would ask anyone who recognises the man pictured, or knows his whereabouts, to please get in touch.

“Sadly bicycles are a popular target for thieves but there are lots of things people can do to make sure their property is adequately marked and secured.

“It’s important to remember to register your bike and ensure a solid lock is used to secure it. If a bike is adequately marked, it makes it much easier to identify and therefore helps reduce the risk of becoming a victim of bike theft. “

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 quoting B7/WA of 06/06/2013.
Alternatively, contact the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

Photos ©British Transport Police 2013

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