Appeal after bike theft

CCTV images of the men British Transport Police would like to trace in connection with the theft of a bike from Doncaster railway station.
CCTV images of the men British Transport Police would like to trace in connection with the theft of a bike from Doncaster railway station.
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DETECTIVES want to talk to two men in connection with a bike stolen from Doncaster railway station.

Investigators have today released CCTV images of two men they want to talk to in connection with the incident, which took place on April 2 at 2pm.

CCTV image of a man British Transport Police would like to trace in connection with the theft of a bike from Doncaster railway station.

CCTV image of a man British Transport Police would like to trace in connection with the theft of a bike from Doncaster railway station.

PC Roy Percival, of British Transport Police, said: “The victim secured his bike at the cycle rack in the car park at the station. When he returned he realised it had been taken.

“Officers viewed CCTV footage from the station and have now released images of two men they would like to trace If you know the men pictured, or have any information that could help our investigation, we’d like to hear from you.”

PC Percival added: “A difficulty we face is that many people who ride bikes leave them at railway stations for very long periods of time, with some even owning two bikes and leaving them locked up at stations overnight.

“Because of this, it’s more important than ever for us to ensure that cycle owners are educated and informed about how best to protect themselves from thieves.

“There are several steps people can take to help reduce the risk of becoming a victim of bike theft.

“The best thing to remember is to register your bike and also to ensure two solid locks are used to secure both the frame and the wheels to the stand. If a bike is adequately marked, it makes it much easier to identify and therefore reduces its desirability to thieves.”

Anyone with information should call BTP on 0800 405040. Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.