Police appeal to trace rail station bike thief

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DETECTIVES are hoping to speak to a man in connection to a cycle theft and who could have connections to the Chester area.

The incident took place between 7am and 6pm on Wednesday, May 23, after a 54-year-old man left his bike locked at the cycle racks at Crewe railway station.

British Transport Police officers believe the suspect took the bike then boarded a train which was heading for Chester, indicating he had connections to the area.

PC Mel Dodd said: “At some point during the day the thief stole the cycle, a £450 silver Marrin Kentfield, but left the lock, intact, attached to the rack.

“We believe the thief, after stealing the bike, boarded a train to Chester, so it is possible he has links to that area.

“I am now appealing to anyone with information about the theft, or who recognises the man pictured, to come forward.”

PC Dodd added: “Cycle theft is an issue on the railway across the country and, though it is not a prolific crime at Crewe, we are determined to deal with this offence quickly and deter others who may look to steal bikes, or any other property, from the railway.”

Anyone with information is asked to call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, quoting background log B3NWA of May 26.

See full story in the Chester Leader

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