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CCTV released after bag and phone snatch

British Transport Police officers are appealing for the public’s help after the theft of a handbag and a mobile phone from two women on board a train as it arrived at Wokingham railway station.

Detectives are today in a position to release a series of CCTV images of two men they believe will be able to help them with their investigation into the thefts which took place at about 8.40pm on Monday, 15 September.

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a theft Credit: British Transport Police
Police want to speak to this man in connection with a theft Credit: British Transport Police
Police want to speak to this man in connection with a theft Credit: British Transport Police

“The victims, a 22-year-old woman from Reading and a 41-year-old woman from Wokingham, were passengers on board a Clapham Junction – Reading service on Monday, 15 September 2014. When the train arrived at Wokingham station, two men who were on the train, grabbed the 41-year-old woman’s bag and a mobile phone from the 22-year-old victim before fleeing from the train. I am very keen to speak with the men in these CCTV images, as I believe both will have key information. If you recognise either man, or have any other information which could help the investigation, please get in touch.”

– Detective Constable Richard Day

Extensive enquiries have been ongoing since the incident, to try to trace those responsible for the thefts and bring them to justice.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference GSUB/B8 of 18/11/2014.

Transport police release photos after bike thefts

Police would like to speak to this man about bike thefts Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police have released 10 images of people they want to trace in connection with cycle thefts in Brighton.

It comes as part of Operation Wiggins, which is a national response to cycle theft in a bid to resolve open cases of theft.

British Transport Police want to talk to this man about bike thefts in Brighton Credit: British Transport Police

Officers want to speak to the man above about the theft of a £970 Brompton bike, which was stolen from Preston Park station on Monday 13th January.

Police would also like to speak to the men below about the theft of a Giant bike, worth £700, which happened at Barnham station on Monday 27th January.

Police want to speak to these men in connection with bike thefts Credit: British Transport Police

On Monday, 10th February, thieves stole a Claude Butler hybrid bike, worth £500, from Southwick station. Officers believe the men below have information about the theft.

Police want to speak to these men in connection with bike thefts Credit: British Transport Police

Police believe that this man may hold crucial information about the theft of a £500 Chris Boardman bike from Barnham station on Tuesday 4th March.

Police want to speak to this man after bike thefts Credit: British Transport Police

Inspector Gary Ancell said: “Sadly criminals still seem to be draw to bikes at train stations and, despite our best efforts, are still managing to steal a number of cycles.

"When crimes do occur we will do everything in our power to trace those responsible, put them before the courts and reunite owners with stolen property.”


Appeal after Dorset handbag theft

Police have released this CCTV of a woman they want to speak to Credit: Dorset Police

Police have released this CCTV images following a theft from a handbag in Poole town centre.

A 25-year-old woman had cash stolen from her bag when she was shopping in Primark at 11.25am on Tuesday 25th March.

Before this, the victim withdrew money from a nearby cash point.

Police want to speak to these two women in connection with the theft Credit: Dorset Police

The older of the two offenders is described as having a mole on her right cheek and being about 40-years-old.

Police Constable Luke Davis, of Poole police, said:

“Following further enquiries, I am now able to release two images of two women who may be able to assist with my investigation. I urge anyone who recognises the women pictured to contact me, in confidence. I also would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the theft in the store at the time.”

Jewellery worth £1000s stolen from Hampshire home

A man has been arrested after thousands of pounds worth of jewellery have been stolen from a home in Basingstoke.

A 76-year-old woman on Townsend Close noticed her jewellery box had been left open on Thursday 10th or Friday 11th April but thought nothing of it.

A 34-year-old from Basingstoke has been arrested in connection with the theft and has been bailed.

The victim was gardening at the time and says her front door may have been unlocked.

On Sunday 13th April she noticed these items were missing:

  • Four gold rings valued at £2,600
  • 18 ct gold basket cluster set with a ruby surrounded with diamonds and rubies
  • 14 ct gold wishbone eternity ring with 11 diamonds
  • 18 ct gold ring corner cluster with 9 diamonds
  • 18 ct gold wishbone eternity ring with 3 rubies and 4 diamonds

Specialist equipment stolen from Totton site

Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to following the theft Credit: Hampshire Police

CCTV images have been released after specialist equipment worth £3000 was stolen from a building site in Totton.

A hydraulic breaker that fits to the rear of a mini digger is a rusty metal colour and weighs 150kg so would be difficult to carry.

The heavy item was stolen around 5pm on Thursday 3rd April and 11am the following morning from the rear of a mini digger at the Larchfield site on Michigan Way.

Whoever took the breaker appears to have forced the fence next to a footpath that runs between the site and a care home on Derwent Drive.

Two people were spotted on CCTV in the area at the time. A picture of one of them is being released today as Police are keen to identify him.

Man attacked before his dog was stolen

A man from Brighton was attacked by two men who then stole the victim's dog.

The incident happened on Thursday 27th March in the late afternoon in the open area of Dukes Mound.

The 30-year-old victim was walking his dog when he was assaulted and his Staffordshire bull terrier wearing a black leather studded coat was stolen.

The two suspects were with a woman at the time of the incident.

The first man was described as mixed race, aged late 30s with long black hair.

The second man was mixed race, aged 30 with short black hair and the woman was of mixed race with black shoulder length hair tied in a ponytail.

Anyone who saw the incident is asked to call 101.


CCTV released following distraction theft

Police want to speak to this man following a distraction theft Credit: Hampshire Police

Police have released CCTV images of two people they want to speak to following a distraction theft in Andover.

The incident occurred between 1.30pm and 2pm on Friday, February 14 at Halifax Building Society on the High Street.

Police want to speak to this woman Credit: Hampshire Police

An 83-year-old woman had withdrawn a sum of cash and was then distracted while the money was stolen from her bag.

PC Philip Covey from Andover police station said: "We would like to speak to the man and woman in the CCTV images as we believe they may be able to assist with our investigation.

"The woman we would like to speak to is described as having an Eastern European accent, approximately 5ft 6 tall, slim build and of Asian appearance. She was wearing dark clothing and a white woollen hat.

"The man has also been described as Asian appearance and was medium to stocky build. He was wearing a maroon v neck jumper."

Anyone with information about this incident should contact PC Covey at Andover police station by calling 101. Alternatively you can call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Computers stolen from University of Sussex

Police are investigating the theft of 16 iMac computers, together worth more than £15,000, from the University of Sussex in Falmer Road, Brighton.

They are thought to have been stolen by intruders who entered a building between 5.45pm and 9.30pm on Monday, 27 January.

The theft was discovered by a cleaner early the next day.

We want to hear from anyone who may have noticed suspicious people, vehicles or activity on the university campus on that Monday evening, or who may have information concerning the computers' whereabouts. They are asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 or email, quoting serial 290 of 28/1."

– Detective Constable Scott Moore, of Brighton CID

CCTV released in connection with theft

Officers in Christchurch investigating a theft in the town have released a picture of the two men they would like to speak with.

The incident, in which high value electrical items were stolen, happened at 1pm on Tuesday 3rd December 2013 in Waitrose on Bargates.

CCTV image released in connection with Waitrose theft Credit: Dorset Police

One man broke into a Perspex cabinet containing iPods and similar palm size electrical goods. He removed them and handed them to another man nearby. It is believed that they then hid the items in their clothing and left the store making no attempt to pay.

Police Constable Dave Williams said: “I would urge the men pictured – and anyone who recognises them – to contact me, in confidence, as soon as possible. Anyone offered these types of products at unusually cheap prices or in suspicious circumstances is asked to contact the police.”

Detectives hunt burglars after ram raid on shop

Detectives at Shirley are appealing for witness after burglars drove a vehicle through the front roller shutters of Martins Newsagents at Lordshill Centre. The burglary occurred at about 3.20am on Friday, January 3, when a green Rover Metro smashed through the window.

Three men are believed to be involved in the theft of up to £3,000 worth of cigarettes. The Metro, which was a stolen vehicle, was abandoned at the scene, and the robbers are believed to have left in a stolen blue Ford Escort van.

The van was later found abandoned in Bindon Close, Shirley Warren. The men are believed to have left Bindon Close in a white Ford Escort, which was found later in Coxford Close.

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