POLICE are appealing for information after a Doncaster man about to jet off on a two-week trip to Australia had his suitcase stolen on a train.
British Transport Police detectives are asking the public for help to identify the woman who is believed to have key information about the theft which took place on October 18.
PC Wayne Heslop, of BTP, said: “The victim boarded the 1.42pm Doncaster to Manchester Airport service with his wife at Doncaster station and placed his luggage, which included a laptop and all his possessions for a two week holiday, in the luggage racks of the train.
“As he checked his luggage at Sheffield station, he noticed that his bag had been taken.”
Officers have conducted several lines of enquiry into the incident including speaking to passengers on the train, downloading hours of CCTV and circulating images on police intelligence systems – but to no avail.
PC Heslop added: “We have seized very clear CCTV images and I’d ask anyone who may know recognise the woman to come forward and help police with this investigation.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting background reference B6/NEA of 29/11/2011. Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.