Police release CCTV images of man in connection with Penzance train bike theft
POLICE have released CCTV images of a suspect they think may be connected to a bicycle theft on a train travelling from Penzance last month.
The British Transport Police (BTP) said they would like to speak to a man captured on camera in connection with the incident, which saw a specialist mountain bike taken from a train on Saturday December 28.
The victim, 38, is said to have put his white and red ‘Hard Rock’ bicycle in the storage compartment on the 17.39 service to London Paddington, but when he got off at Truro it was gone.
“Enquiries have been ongoing since the theft to discover who took the cycle. I am today able to release a photograph of a man I would like to speak to as I believe he will have key information about this incident,” said investigating officer, PC Wayne Frost.
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PC Frost also said unfortunately bicycles remain a “desirable target” for many thieves at train stations, but added the BTP is cracking down on this type of crime, with a team dedicated to tackling the issue.
“We are undertaking plain clothes and high profile operations to catch thieves in the act,” he said.
“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 BTP on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.