Do you know this man? That is the question officers from BTP are asking as they investigate the theft of a bicycle from Kettering railway station.
Officers have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident, as well as a photograph of a bicycle similar to the one that was stolen.
Investigating officer, PC Michael Thomson, said: “A white hybrid Roscoe bike, worth £550, had been secured in the cycle rack on platform one by its owner, a 42-year-old man from Kettering.
“Two men caught the train from Wellingborough to Kettering station. One of the men then walked onto platform at 5.05pm ,and stole the bike before re-joining his associate before leaving the station with the bike.
Enquiries have been ongoing since the theft to discover who took the cycle and now officers are releasing a photograph of a man they would like to speak to who they believe may have key information about this incident.
Officers are also releasing a photograph of a cycle similar to the one stolen and are urging anyone who may have been recently offered such a bike for sale in the Kettering area to come forward with any information.
PC Thomson added, “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. 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 Freefone 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016. Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
In all calls please quote incident reference NEA/B6 of 20/01/14.