Men wanted in connection with Three Bridges bicycle thefts


Police have published photos of two people they would like to speak to in relation to bicycle thefts.

British Transport Police (BTP) issued the images of two men suspected of being connected with two thefts which took place at Three Bridges Railway Station on December 12.

A silver men’s Carrera Kraken mountain bike, worth £150, including a rear child seat, was stolen from the station’s cycle shed between 8am and 8pm.

A red Apollo Hybrid bike with 15 gears, valued at £150, was stolen some time between 8am and 5.30pm.

BTP Brighton PC Billy Burstow said: “It is a sad fact of life that bicycles locked at stations remain a popular target for thieves, but there are a number of things people can do to reduce their chances of becoming a victim of bike theft, for example ensuring their property is adequately marked and secured.

“If a bike is adequately marked, it makes it much easier to identify and therefore helps reduce the risk of theft.

“Would-be criminals should be aware that a vast majority of cycle racks are cover by CCTV, so there is a high chance if they do carry out a theft, they will be identified and dealt with accordingly.”

Anyone who recognises the people pictured should contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference LSA/B6 of 07/03/14 quoting the image number.