British Transport Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of a bicycle from the cycle racks at Torquay railway station on Tuesday 9 December 2014.
PC David Browning, investigating officer, said: “The victim, a 46-year-old man from Torquay, secured his burgundy-coloured Carerra Tentos bike in the dedicated cycle racks on Platform 1 at the station.
“Sadly, the cycle was stolen from the racks. Enquiries have been ongoing since the theft took place to establish who took the bike.
“I am today able to release photographs of a man I would like to identify and speak to as I believe he will have key information about this incident.”
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.
Officers are carrying out a variety of initiatives to catch thieves in the act. They are also working closely with cycle and second-hand shops in the area and monitoring online auction and advertising sites to make it more difficult for thieves to sell on stolen property.
Anyone with information is asked to call British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016. Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
In all calls, please quote incident reference GSUB/B7 of 02/01/2015.