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Police want information on bike theft from Westcliff train station
11:59am Monday 4th November 2013 in News
Investigators have released CCTV of two men and a woman they want to speak to in connection with the incident.
POLICE investigating the theft of a bike from Westcliff train station want to speak to three people in connection with the incident.
British Transport Police are appealing for information after the bike was taken September 3, and have released CCTV images of two men and a woman.
The bike was taken at 2pm despite being locked to a bike rack.
Investigating officer PC Maria Wheele, said: “The victim, a 27-year-old man from Westcliff, left his bike locked at the station around 6.45am.
“At about 2pm, two men and a woman approached the bike, before one of the men pulled the bike from the post it was attached to, breaking the lock, and left the station riding the bike.
“If you recognise the people pictured, or know their whereabouts, please get in touch.”
PC Wheele added: “Sadly, bicycles remain a desirable target for many thieves at train stations. However, BTP is cracking down on this type of crime. We are undertaking plain clothes and high profile operations across Essex to catch thieves in the act.
“Thieves should also be aware that most cycle racks are covered by CCTV so it’s only a matter of time before we track you down.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting background number B4/LNA of 25/10/2013, or by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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