Appeal after bike thefts at train station

Lancaster Railway Station. Stock Picture.
Lancaster Railway Station. Stock Picture.
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British Transport Police officers want to identify two men after a spate of bike thefts at Lancaster train station.

The first incident happened at around 8.35pm on Wednesday, September 24, when a man cycled into the station on a black Claud Butler mountain bike with grey and yellow stickers.

Investigating officer PC Gavin Daw said: “He approached the platform cycle racks and broke the lock off a red Raleigh rear suspension mountain bike secured to a metal railing.

“He left the first bike behind and cycled out of the station on the stolen Raleigh.

“The second incident happened at around 9.30pm on Saturday, September 27, when a man broke the lock off a pedal cycle secured at the station and handed it to an accomplice, who is believed to have arrived on the London to Glasgow train minutes before with a different bike.

“The second man stashed the lock in a bag and the pair cycled out of the station with the stolen bike and its lock.”

PC Daw believes the men could hold vital information about the thefts.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference PSUB/B5 of 03/10/14.

Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.