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Man sought after bag is stolen from train in Ludlow station
12:14pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a bag was stolen from a train at Ludlow station.
British Transport Police has released CCTV images of a man, (right), they want to speak to in connection with the theft.
“The victim – a 30-year-old woman from Glasgow – was travelling on a Manchester Piccadilly to Cardif f Central Ar riva Trains Wales Service,” said PC Dave Hall.
“As the train arrived at Ludlow rail station, she went to check on her bag but realised it had gone.
“The bag – a black holdall – contained various personal items, all of which amounted to around £500 in total.”
The incident happened at about 9.30pm on Friday, September 20.
“We believe the man may be able to help us with our enquiries into this crime and I would ask anyone who recognises him, or knows his current whereabouts, to please get in touch,” said PC Hall.
The appeal follows the launch last month of Operation Magnum – the campaign to help rail passengers keep valuables safe from pickpockets, gadgetg rabbers and luggage thieves.
As part of the initiative, officers have issued video clips to help the travelling public spot the most common tricks thieves use.
Videos featured on the Op Magnum website (www.btp.police.uk/theft) and the BTP YouTube channel show passengers the 13 most common tricks thieves use.
Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference B4/WQA of 07/10/2013. or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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