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CCTV images released after cycle thieves target network – Beds, Herts and Bucks

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Bike thefts at railway stations across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire

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Police investigating a series of bike thefts at railway stations across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire have released images of a number of men they would like to speak to. 

The total value of the stolen cycles, which have been taken over the last 18 months, is more than £5,600.

Thieves have struck at various stations across the three counties and officers would like to identify the men pictured in connection with the following offences:

1. Bike worth £600 stolen from Princes Risborough on 23 May 2018.
2. Bike worth £350 stolen from Leighton Buzzard on 16 January 2019. 
3. Bike worth £146 stolen from Aylesbury on 28 July 2018.
4. Bike worth £920 stolen from Bletchley on 14 February 2019.
5-8. Bikes worth more than £2,800 stolen in three thefts at Tring between 17 May and 15 November 2018.
9 & 10. Bikes worth £800 in total stolen from Wolverton on 14 February and 2 November 2018

Inspector Martin Turner from BTP said: “We don’t believe these thefts are connected but clearly there are opportunistic thieves who are targeting the network and are getting away with some very high value bikes.

“Following enquiries, we have uncovered images of a number of men who we believe may have more information about these thefts, and I’d appeal to the public to help us identify them.

“We’re doing all we can to reduce cycle crime on the network, including high-visibility patrols, surveillance, intelligence-led operations, and holding free bike marking events. 

“Unfortunately, bikes are a popular target for thieves and cyclists can do their bit by making sure they take steps to protect themselves from becoming a victim of crime. There is lots of information online about how to do this and I’d urge passengers to check out our website.”

Anyone with information is asked to call BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference 372 of 05/06/19.

Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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bike thefts at railway stations across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire

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