British Transport Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to question in relation to a series of bike thefts at railway stations in Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire earlier this year.
The thefts, which police believe are linked, took place at Hitchin (27 March), Sandy (1st May and 25th May), Huntingdon (6th May and 14th May), Biggleswade (3rd June) and Bedford (4th June).
PC Nigel Wakefield said: “We are hoping to identify the man in the images in connection with the thefts, which we are treating as linked.”
He continued: "Unfortunately, cycles are a popular target for thieves, and I would urge people to be vigilant. The best thing to remember is to register your bike and also to ensure a solid lock is used to secure it. If a bike is adequately marked, it makes it much easier to identify and therefore reduces its desirability to thieves."
Anyone who believes they know the identity of the man to call is asked to call British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40, quoting incident number B7 22/07/2010 or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
A further image is available on the British Transport Police website.
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