British Transport Police release Top 10 gallery for Sussex bicycle thefts

CAN you name any of the people in these pictures, released today (Wednesday, March 21) by British Transport Police?

Officers have released their latest gallery of people suspected of bicycle thefts from Sussex railway stations.

They want to speak to the people pictured in the 10 images in connection with the thefts, which took place in Berwick, Angmering, Barnham, Worthing, Goring and Preston Park earlier this year.

Inspector Gary Ancell said: “We’ve released this latest gallery of images in a bid to try and identify these people, who we suspect of taking cycles from railway stations in Sussex, in January and February this year.

“We’ve passed these images to local neighbourhood policing teams as part of the enquiries we’ve made so far, but to no avail.

“If you recognise any of these people and think you can name them, or if you feature in one of the images, please get in touch.”

Image one

The men in image one are suspected of taking a bicycle from Berwick railway station at around 9pm on Monday, January 9.

The bike was secured to the cycle racks in the car park and the thieves discarded the damaged lock on the floor.

Image two

Image two shows two men suspected of taking a bicycle from the racks at Angmering railway station at around 8.30pm on Sunday, February 5.

The victim returned to discover his cycle missing and his lock damaged and on the floor.

Image three

The man in image three is suspected of taking a bicycle from the racks in the car park at Barnham at around 5.45pm on Thursday, February 16.

Image four

Image four shows a man officers want to speak to in connection with the theft of a bicycle from Worthing railway station at around 11pm on Wednesday, February 8.

Image five

The man in this image is suspected of stealing a bicycle from Worthing railway station between 4pm and 5pm on Tuesday, January 31.

Image six

Officers want to speak to the man in image six in connection with a theft from the bicycle racks at Angmering railway station in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

Image seven

Police want to speak to the man in image seven following the theft of a bicycle from Goring railway station at around 10.55am on Monday, February 20.

Image eight

Officers want to identify the man and the woman in image eight following a bicycle theft from Preston Park railway station at around 11.45am on Monday, February 27.

Image nine

Image nine shows two men who police want to speak to in connection with a bicyle theft from Angmering railway station at around 5.40pm on Monday, January 23.

Image 10

The man pictured in image 10 is suspected of stealing a bicycle from Angmering railway station at 11.45pm on Tuesday, February 7.

Inspector Ancell said: “Bicycles are a popular target for thieves because of their sell-on value, but people can take a number of steps to ensure their bike is adequately marked and secured to help reduce their risk of it being stolen.

“It’s important that you register your bike and use a solid lock to secure it.

“If your bike is adequately marked it reduces its desirability to thieves because it will easily be identified as stolen property.”

Anyone who recognises any of the people pictured can call British Transport Police on 0800 405040 quoting reference B2/LSA of March 21 and the image number.