Police probe railway thefts

Police want to trace this man after a bike theft at Lancaster rail station oin Sept 2014
Police want to trace this man after a bike theft at Lancaster rail station oin Sept 2014
Share this article
0
Have your say

Police are appealing for help following a spate of bicycle thefts at a railway station.

The first incident happened at around 8.35pm on Wednesday, September 24, when a man cycled into Lancaster station on a black Claud Butler mountain bike with grey and yellow stickers.

Investigating officer PC Daw said: “He approached the platform cycle racks and broke the lock off a red Raleigh rear suspension mountain bike secured to a metal railing. He left the first bike behind and cycled out of the station on the stolen Raleigh.

PC Gavin Daw added: “The second incident happened at around 9.30pm on Saturday, September 27, when a man broke the lock off a pedal cycle secured at the station and handed it to an accomplice, who is believed to have arrived on the London to Glasgow train minutes before with a different bike. The second man stashed the lock in a bag and the pair cycled out of the station with the stolen bike and its lock.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference PSUB/B5 of 03/10/14.