Railway station bike thief is sought by transport cops

British Transport Police officers have released CCTV images of people they would like to speak to after cycle thefts in the area over the past few months.

Investigators are appealing to the public to come forward to help identify the thieves.

And officers would like to speak to the man pictured after two wheels were stolen from a bike which was left secured in the racks at Eastbourne station on Monday April 15 between 6.30am and 6pm.

BTP’s PC Billy Burstow said, “Sadly bicycles are a popular target for thieves but there are lots of things people can do to make sure their property is adequately marked and secured.

“It’s important to remember to register your bike and ensure a solid lock is used to secure it. If a bike is adequately marked, it makes it much easier to identify and therefore helps reduce the risk of becoming a victim of bike theft.

”BTP officers regularly conduct cycle crime awareness surgeries at stations across Sussex to offer crime prevention advice and identify the top locations for bike theft, targeting them through covert and overt policing operations to catch would-be offenders in the act. We will continue to work closely with train operating companies to tackle cycle crime.”

Anyone with any information should ring 0800 405040.