Friday, 4 December 2015

APPEAL AFTER ATTEMPTED LAP TOP THEFT

Do you recognise the man captured on CCTV? BTP officers think he may be able to help their enquiries into the attempted theft of a laptop from a train at Long Eaton. Although the incident occurred at around 8pm on Saturday, 8th August the image was not released until late November. If the man lives locally someone must recognise him. A spokesman for BT Police said:
“A man was travelling on the 6.26pm service from St Pancras when a man boarded the train at Loughborough and sat next to him. They struck up a conversation and the victim agreed to let the man charge his phone using his charger plugged into his laptop that he was using. As the train pulled into Long Eaton station the man grabbed the victim’s laptop and attempted to take it. The victim pulled it back and a struggle ensued. The man let go and left the train empty handed.”

PC Adam Ashton said: “The passenger was kind enough to let the man use his phone charger, he then repaid by him trying to steal his laptop. We’ve followed a number of enquiries since the incident in an attempt to trace the man but to no avail. We are now hoping that by issuing his photo to the public someone may recognise him, if you do please contact us.”

If you know the man or have any further information which could help, please contact The British Transport Police on 0800 405040 or text 61016, quoting reference MSUB/B4 of 18/11/2015. Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.