Bike theft CCTV image released - The Malvern Observer

Bike theft CCTV image released

Malvern Editorial 25th Nov, 2013 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

THIS CCTV picture shows two people police want to speak to in connection with a bike theft at Great Malvern Railway Station.

The incident took place between Tuesday, September 10 and 3.30pm on Wednesday, September 11 and British Transport Police (BTP) released the image this week in an attempt to trace a man and a woman.

A 15-year-old boy from Malvern discovered his blue and white Apollo mountain bike was taken from the station’s cycle racks despite securing it on one of the racks.

PC Carol Dade, BTP investigating officer, said: “We have undertaken extensive enquiries already, including speaking to witnesses, circulating images on police systems and reviewing CCTV.

“I am now appealing to members of the public to come forward if they recognise either of the people pictured as we believe they can both assist our enquiries.”

“Unfortunately, bicycles remain a desirable target for many thieves at train stations. However, BTP is cracking down on this type of crime and we have a dedicated team of officers specifically focused on tackling this issue.

“We are undertaking plain clothes and high profile operations to catch thieves in the act. Thieves should also be aware that most cycle racks are covered by CCTV so it’s only a matter of time before we track you down.

“We are also working closely with cycle and second-hand shops in the area and are monitoring online auction and advertising sites to make it more difficult for thieves to sell on stolen property.”

Anyone with information should call British Transport Police on 0800 405040 or text 61016 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number B7/WWA of 22/11/13.

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