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‘Wanted’ list revealed in railway thefts blitz
THESE pictures show a gallery of the people most wanted by British Transport Police in connection with thefts from trains and stations across the region.
As part of a campaign to crack down on offenders, officers are asking the public to help identify suspected thieves who have been caught in camera.
Chief Inspector Glen Alderson said: “If you know any of these people and can tell us who they are, we want to hear from you.
“Our intelligence shows that thieves travel to commit crimes so please look at these photos carefully.
“Although the theft may not have taken place at your local station or on your local service, you may know the person who has committed it.”
Anyone with any information about the incidents, or who recognises anyone pictured in the CCTV images, should phone British Transport Police on 0800 405040.
They need to quoted background log B2/NEA of 08/03/2013, and the reference number of the relevant image.
NS01: A SUITCASE was stolen from a train at York railway station on March 12, 2012. Police believe the suspect boarded the train at Doncaster, travelled to York before getting off the train, then reboarding to steal the suitcase.
NS04: ON May 17, 2012, a suitcase was stolen from a train at York Station. The victim had boarded the train at Dundee, and due to the weight of the case, had placed it by the toilet doors in the vestibule area. Three people boarded the service and crowded around the case at York. One of them then stole the case.
NS06A & NS06B: ON June 29, 2012, a mobile phone was stolen from on a train travelling between Doncaster and York. The victim left their phone on a seat before moving to another. When they realised, they returned and asked the couple who were sitting in the original seat. They denied seeing the phone, but CCTV shows them taking it.
NS07: A suitcase was stolen from a train at York Station on August 4, 2012. The victim boarded the train at York, and placed their suitcase in the luggage rack. A short while into the journey they discovered it had been stolen.
NS11: A bag was stolen from a train travelling from Newcastle to London King’s Cross on November 30. The bag was placed in the luggage rack at Newcastle. CCTV revealed the bag was stolen at York.
NS15a, NS15b: ON February 24 two men boarded a delayed train at York station and stole a bag, then jumped off the train before it left.