Police appeal after suitcase stolen from train

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British Transport Police officers are appealing for help to identify a man they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of suitcase from a train travelling between Doncaster and Wakefield.

They have released an image of a man who they believe may have information which can assist the investigation in to the theft on Friday, March 21.

Investigating officer, PC Gary Reader, said: “A man boarded the 13.35 London Kings Cross to Leeds service at Doncaster and sat down. Just prior to the train arriving into Wakefield the man removed a suitcase from the luggage rack in the vestibule area of coach B on the service and left the train at Wakefield with the bag.

“When the train arrived into Leeds, the victim, a 39-year-old woman from London, realised her suitcase, which contained a number of personal items including a mini iPad, and contacted police.”

The man pictured, was wearing a distinctive ‘Blur’ branded hooded jumper with the words ‘California’ across the front.

Anyone with information should call the British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please quote incident reference PSUB/B9 of 4/04/14.