Theft On Train In Cornwall

Heart's been given CCTV images of a man that the British Transport Police want to speak to after a theft on a train in Cornwall. 

A suitcase was taken from the luggage rack of the Liskeard to Penzance train on the evening of the 25th of November - the victim's wife noticed it at the feet of another passenger, who claimed to have picked it up by mistake. 

The victim then noticed his coat, containing his car keys and mobile phone was also missing.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Dave Bailey, said: “The victim and his wife were travelling on the 1955hrs Liskeard-Penzance service on Sunday, 25 November 2012. 

“The victim had placed his suitcase and coat on the luggage rack in the first carriage of the train. When the train was approaching Redruth station, the man’s wife noticed that the case was missing from the rack and was at the feet of a man standing by the train door. 

“The victim challenged the man who claimed he had picked it up by mistake before handing it back. 

“When they returned to their seats, the victim and his wife then noticed that his coat, which contained a mobile phone and car keys, was also missing from the luggage rack. 

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the identity of the person who stole the victim’s property. 

“I am now appealing for anyone who knows the identity of the man in these photographs as I believe he will have key information which can assist this investigation.” 

Anyone with information which they think can help, is asked to contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 , or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 08000 555 111. 

In all calls please quote incident reference B5/WWA of 02/01/2013.

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