15th Nov, 2019

CCTV image released after bike stolen from city station

Worcester Editorial 14th Oct, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

POLICE want to speak to this man in connection with the theft of a bicycle from Worcester Foregate Street station.

The bike was stolen from the cycle racks on Friday, October 3.

It belonged to an 18-year-old man from the city who had secured the grey-coloured mountain bike about 7.40am.

When he returned to collect it about 4.30pm on the same day he discovered it was missing.

Police believe it was stolen about 1.30pm.

PC Ben Smith of British Transport Police said: “I am today able to release a photograph of a man I would like to identify and speak to as I believe he will have key information about this incident.

“The man is described as white, with tanned skin, and was wearing a black and white baseball cap, a black vest-type top cut off at shoulders, black three-quarter length shorts, black shoes with white soles, and was carrying a black rucksack.

“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.”

Officers are currently carrying out a variety of initiatives to catch thieves in the act. They are also working closely with cycle and second-hand shops in the area and monitoring online auction and advertising sites to make it more difficult for thieves to sell on stolen property.

Anyone with information on the man in the photograph is urged to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016. Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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