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Appeal after suitcase stolen on train

Images captured on CCTV of a man police want to speak to Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police have released CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to following a suitcase theft on a train travelling to Arundel.

The train was travelling between London Victoria and Arundel on Monday 25th November when a man who boarded at Crawley was seen removing the suitcase at 4.30.

PC Pete Cooke said: "After undertaking a wide range of enquiries to identify this man, including viewing CCTV on police intelligence systems, we are releasing them to the public in the hope that someone will recognise him."

The train was the 3.32pm London Victoria to Arundel service.

The small stolen suitcase was black with white spots and contained a sleeping bag, clothes and other items worth a total of £250.

Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on freephone 0800 40 50 40.

Police would like to speak to in connection with the theft Credit: British Transport Police

Southampton boxing day burglaries

Two Southampton supermarkets were raided by cigarette thieves on Boxing Day.

The burglaries took place within hours of each other in the early hours of Thursday 26th December.

At around 1.54am, thieves forced a fire exit door by the main entrance of Teco in Tebourba Way and forced open shutters at the cigarette kiosk and took an unknown quantity of stock.

Another break-in happened at 4.30am at Sainsbury's in Lordshill where offenders attempted to steal cigarettes but left empty handed.

On both occasions a motorbike was seen in the areas at the time of the break-ins.

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£16k diamond ring stolen

Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses after a valuable diamond ring was stolen from a shop in Dorchester.

The incident happened at around 4.50pm on Monday 23 December 2013 at Allum and Sidaway Jewellers in South Street.

A man entered the shop and used a hammer to smash a glass display cabinet. A high-value platinum ring with a circular diamond solitaire worth £16,000 was stolen.

The offender is a white man, aged in his thirties, five feet nine inches tall and of medium build. He was wearing a black hooded jacket with the hood up.

116 tyres stolen from Romsey

Romsey Police are investigating the theft of 116 tyres valued at more than £15,000.

The tyres were stolen on Wednesday 18th December between 3am and 6am in Nursling Industrial Estate in Southampton.

The thieves gained access to a sealed container at premises in Test Lane and the tyres are all Michelin brand.

PC Lindsay Miell said: "The quantity of the stolen property means that the offenders must have used a container-sized lorry or two vans to remove the tyres.

“Police need to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and who heard or saw anything suspicious. We also need to hear from any individual or business that is offered new Michelin tyres for a much reduced price.”

CCTV released in connection with theft

Police have issued CCTV images of a young woman they would like to speak to following the theft of some items from a Co-op store in Hayling Island. The woman entered the store in Elm Grove at about 6pm on Monday, October 21 and took several packets of fresh meat and detergents.

She left without paying for them. Anyone who recognises the person in the CCTV images, or has any information is asked to contact the crime desk at Fratton police station on 101.

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CCTV image released in connection with Co-op theft Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

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Appeal after car theft on the Isle of Wight

Police are appealing for information after a car was stolen outside the victim's home in Sandown.

The vehicle, a silver Vauxhall Vectra, with the registration number VU53 PXC, was taken from outside the owner's home address in Church Hill Close, Sandown.

The car was taken sometime between 7am and 10.30am on Sunday 3th November.

If anyone sees the car, which may be abandoned, please contact Newport DCID on 101.

CCTV released after bike theft

British Transport Police are appealing for information after a bike was stolen from Westcliff station on Tuesday 3rd September.

Investigators have released CCTV image of two men and a woman they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

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Police urge anyone who recognises these people to get in touch Credit: British Transport Police

The 27-year-old victim from Westcliff left his bike locked at the station at 6.45am.

At around 2pm two men and a woman approached the bike before one man broke the lock and left the station riding the bike.

PC Maria Wheele, the investigating officer, said: "Sadly, bicycles remain a desirable target for many thieves at train stations. We are undertaking plain clothes and high profile operations across Essex to catch thieves in the act.

“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.”

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BTP would like to speak to this man in connection with the theft Credit: British Transport Police

BTP recently launched Operation Wiggins, a nationwide initiative to crackdown on cycle theft at train stations across the country.

Anyone with information or who recognises the people in the pictures is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800405040.

Victims of car crime share their experiences

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Victims of car crime speak about their experiences Credit: Meridian

Three people from Dorset who were victims of car crime are sharing their experiences to try and warn others to keep their vehicles secure.

A man from Poole had his car broken into after leaving the strap of his camera on display.

Another man left his car unlocked in a quiet road in Sherborne. Minutes after leaving the vehicle, he returned to find a thief had stolen his bag.

Meanwhile a house builder working in Wimborne left his wallet in his unlocked van. It was stolen from the door pocket, and he discovered the next day that more than £1000 had been spent on his cards.

Dorset Police has increased the resolution rate for theft from vehicles to 6.2% this year to date from 4.1% for the same period last year.

Cash machine thieves jailed for 26 years

Paul Mockford was jailed at Maidstone Crown Court Credit: Kent Police

The final two members of an organised crime group who targeted cash machines across the country were jailed for a total of 26 years.

Michael Hurd, 26, from Essex and Paul Mockford, 40, from London were found guilty of a series of raids across the country, including Aylesford and Whitstable.

Hurd was jailed for two years and eight months and Mockford was ordered to serve four years and four months behind bars.

The burglaries occurred between 13th Feburary 2012 and 25th April 2012 with 'cloned' vehicles used to avoid detection.

Michael Hurd from London was found guilty of the raids across the country Credit: Kent Police

Five of the 10-man group were arrested following a raid on a cash machine in Chelmsford on 25th April 2012.

Investigating Officer Detective Constable Darren Reynolds said:

"The men brazenly targeted cash machines on petrol station forecourts, stealing well in excess of £100,000 and also carried out a series of vehicle thefts they then went on to use to carry out their crimes.

The men will now serve a combined sentence of more that 26-years behind bars. This case sends a message to criminals that we will work with our colleagues in other forces to ensure that justice is served. Distance alone will not allow criminals to evade the long-arm of the law."

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