British Transport Police (BTP) have released CCTV images of people they would like to speak to after a spate of cycle thefts across Sussex in the past few months.
Bikes at railway stations in Angmering, Barnham, Brighton, Burgess Hill, Durrington, Falmer, Hampden Park and Worthing have all been targeted by thieves.
PC Billy Burstow said: “Sadly, bicycles are a popular target for thieves but there are lots of things people can do to make sure their property is adequately marked and secured.
“It is important to remember to register your bike and ensure a solid lock is used to secure it. If a bike is adequately marked, it makes it much easier to identify and therefore helps reduce the risk of becoming a victim of bike theft.
”BTP officers regularly conduct cycle crime awareness surgeries at stations across Sussex to offer crime prevention advice and identify the top locations for bike theft, targeting them through covert and overt policing operations to catch would-be offenders in the act.
“We will continue to work closely with train operating companies to tackle cycle crime.”
Anyone with any information about the incidents or who recognises the people pictured in the images should contact British Transport Police on freephone 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference B4/LSA of 24/10/13 and the image number.