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Transport police appeal for information on train station bike theft

British Transport Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the theft of a bike from Doncaster station.

British Transport Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the theft of a bike from Doncaster station.

 

British Transport Police officers have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of a bike from Doncaster station.

The theft took place on Friday, May 2, shortly after 4pm, and officers want to speak to the man pictured as it is believed he may be able to help with their enquiries.

Sergeant Mark Burgess of British Transport Police (BTP) said: “A man with a large bag was seen crouching down by the bike in the station car park and removing the lock before placing it and a cycle helmet in his holdall.

“He then took the bike and made his way towards platforms 4 and 8.”

The stolen bike is a black Claude Butler with drop handlebars worth around £50.

Sgt Burgess added: “We are appealing for anyone who may recognise this man to come forward. Unfortunately we do not know which train he boarded.

“Bicycles remain a popular target for thieves but there are a number of ways people can help lessen their chances of becoming a victim of crime.

“It is important 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 theft.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference PSUB/B4 of 14/5/2014. Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

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