Bike theft at Wallington train station

This Is Local London: Have you seen this man at Wallington train station? Have you seen this man at Wallington train station?

Police are seeking this man in connection with a bicycle theft at Wallington station.

British Transport Police (BTP) are appealing for help identifying the man in these pictures who was at the station at the time of the offence on Wednesday, October 30.

The £300 bike, a sky blue Mongoose BMX, was stolen from the cycle rack outside the station ticket office sometime between 4pm and 7pm.

Detective Sergeant Darren Stenning said: “We are keen for anyone who was at the station at the time and saw what took place, or who recognises the man pictured to get in touch with us.

“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.

“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.

“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.”

This week marks BTP’s recently-launched Operation Wiggins, a nationwide initiative to crackdown on cycle theft at train stations across the country.

If you have any information should call British Transport Police for free on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote reference LSA/B5 of 12/12/13.
 

 

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2:41am Fri 20 Dec 13

SuttonResident33 says...

Very good initiative, this is one job/operation I hope the police continue. I myself a cycle owner welcomes this!!!
Very good initiative, this is one job/operation I hope the police continue. I myself a cycle owner welcomes this!!! SuttonResident33

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