CCTV images released of railway bicycle thieves

CCTV images of bicycle thieves Kettering and Leicester railway stations
CCTV images of bicycle thieves Kettering and Leicester railway stations

Images have been released of thieves who stole bicycles from railway stations.

British Transport Police (BTP) officers are appealing for information after bikes were stolen from Kettering and Leicester railway stations.

Officers have released CCTV image of three men they believe may have information which can assist the investigation into the thefts.

Investigating officer, PC Michael Thomson, said the first theft took place at around 11.32am on Friday, March 26, at Kettering railway station - pictured right.

PC Thomson said: “The victim, a 49-year-old lady from Kettering, secured her bicycle in the cycle racks at the station.

“A man was seen walking into the station and onto the platform pushing his own bike. He then left his own bike in the racks, before he removed a Red and Silver Dirt Monkey bike from the racks and left the station via the side entrance.

“A second bicycle, belonging to a 39-year-old man from Leicester, was stolen from the cycle racks on the station forecourt at Leicester railway station at 1.28pm on Saturday, April 27.

PC Thomson added: “Two men were seen checking out the bike. One is then seen to cut the bike’s chain with bolt croppers, before the other man then rides the bike away.

“Enquiries are ongoing to trace the men involved in these thefts. After reviewing CCTV images, I would now like to identify and speak to the three men in this photograph as I believe they will have key information which can assist the investigation.”

Anyone who can knows the identity of the man in the photo, or his current whereabouts, should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016 quoting incident reference B6/NEA of 09/05/2013 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.