December 11 2013 Latest news:
Friday, August 30, 2013
OFFICERS have renewed an appeal for help to identify a man in connection with a theft from a woman on a train between Stevenage and St Neots.
The victim had her mobile phone stolen on Friday, 26 July on the 1.36am King’s Cross to Peterborough service.
She got on the train at Stevenage at 2.20am and noticed her phone, a white iPhone 4S worth £350 which had been in her bag on the seat next to her, was missing after she got off at St Neots.
British Transport Police (BTP) has released CCTV images of a man they believe may be from the Stevenage area and are asking for anyone who recognises him to get in touch.
PC Fiona Blackwell said: “We have had a very positive response from the public following this appeal, and we have now had information to suggest the man may be based in Stevenage.
“It’s vital that we talk to this man in relation to the theft, so I am asking anyone who knows him to contact us so we can establish what took place.”
The appeal for information comes as BTP launches Operation Magnum, a long-term initiative to reduce theft by disrupting and deterring thieves who target commuters.
Anyone with information should contact BTP, for free, on 0800 405040 or text 61016 quoting reference B10/LNA of 16/08/2013. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555111.