Police release CCTV images in relation to bike thefts

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.

Investigators would like to speak with the man pictured after a bike was stolen from Worthing station between 6.15am on Friday, 26 July and 7pm on Sunday, 28 July.

Investigators would like to speak with the man pictured after a bike was stolen from Worthing station between 6.15am on Friday, 26 July and 7pm on Sunday, 28 July.

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.”

Do you recognise the man in image 8? Investigators would like to speak to him after a bike was stolen from Falmer station on Monday, 8 July.

Do you recognise the man in image 8? Investigators would like to speak to him after a bike was stolen from Falmer station on Monday, 8 July.

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.

The men pictured are thought to have information about the theft of a cycle from Angmering station on Friday, 19 July between 7am and 9pm

The men pictured are thought to have information about the theft of a cycle from Angmering station on Friday, 19 July between 7am and 9pm

Officers would like to speak to the man pictured after a bike was stolen from Angmering station between 12pm and 8pm on Saturday, 17 August.

Officers would like to speak to the man pictured after a bike was stolen from Angmering station between 12pm and 8pm on Saturday, 17 August.

The men pictured are thought to have information about the theft of a cycle from Angmering station on Friday, 19 July between 7am and 9pm

The men pictured are thought to have information about the theft of a cycle from Angmering station on Friday, 19 July between 7am and 9pm

Officers would like to speak to him after a bike was stolen from Barnham station between 8.10am and 3.30pm on Monday, 22 July.

Officers would like to speak to him after a bike was stolen from Barnham station between 8.10am and 3.30pm on Monday, 22 July.

Transport police have released images of people they would like to speak to in relation to bike thefts

Transport police have released images of people they would like to speak to in relation to bike thefts

The man pictured is believed to have information after a secured bike was stolen from Burgess Hill station on Tuesday, 13 August between 5.50am and 7.20pm.

The man pictured is believed to have information after a secured bike was stolen from Burgess Hill station on Tuesday, 13 August between 5.50am and 7.20pm.

If you recognise the youth pictured, officers would like to speak to you. The victim returned to Durrington station on Sunday, 6 September at 12.50pm to find that his bike had been stolen

If you recognise the youth pictured, officers would like to speak to you. The victim returned to Durrington station on Sunday, 6 September at 12.50pm to find that his bike had been stolen

Officers would like to speak to this man after a secured bike was stolen from Durrington station on Sunday, 4 August between 7.45am and 9.10pm

Officers would like to speak to this man after a secured bike was stolen from Durrington station on Sunday, 4 August between 7.45am and 9.10pm