Cycle thieves strike at Doncaster station

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Police are investigating after two bikes were stolen from cycle racks in Doncaster railway station within a few days.

The first was a grey Raleigh mountain bike with a child seat, taken between 1.30pm and 2.30pm on Saturday, August 10. Two days later a silver Boardman mountain bike, fitted with a rear light and cycle computer, with distinctive green and white stripes, was taken from the same location at about 4.30pm.

British Transport Police have released this image of a man who could have key information to assist the investigation.

PC Dermott Carlin said: “Both cycles were secured to the racks with cable and chain locks which were cut prior to the bikes being stolen. We think both thefts could be linked, and believe the men may be working together to cut the locks and then steal the bikes.

“Enquiries are ongoing to identify the people responsible for these thefts, and I am confident someone will recognise the man in these pictures, who we believe can assist our enquiries.

“BTP is cracking down on this type of crime and wants to send out a strong message to thieves that we have a dedicated team of officers specifically focused on tackling this type of crime. 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.”

Call BTP with information on 0800 405040 or text 61016 quoting reference B1/NEA of 29/08/13.