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Bike thefts – Dorridge

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Officers are appealing for information after a number of bicycles were stolen from Dorridge railway station in Solihull.

The thefts happened between 17 and 26 of February.

The first incident happened on 17 February when four men arrived at the station at 6.08pm. They spoke with a member of public and then returned again at 6.17pm and stole a bike from the cycle racks.

The next incident happened on 24 February at around 4pm when six men spotted three young people on their bicycles at Sainsbury’s in Dorridge and then followed them to Dorridge station. Once at the station four bicycles were stolen from the racks.

The third incident happened on 26 February at 5.16pm when two people stole bikes from the racks.

Investigating officer PC Steven Knight said: “We believe that all these incidents are linked.

“These bicycles are a mode of transport for people travelling to and from Dorridge station. The bike owners have secured their bikes only to come back to find that they are no longer there.”

Anyone with any information about the theft should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 citing reference 162 – 17/03/17.

For more information on how to keep your bike safe at railway station click here

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