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Police hunt bike thieves who threatened station security guard with belt

CCTV images released of suspects in incident at Solihull station in West Midlands

British Transport Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to question after a security guard who challenged two suspected bike thieves was threatened with a belt.

The incident happened at around 10.45pm on the evening of Monday 17 June at Solihull station in the West Midlands.

However, it is only this week that British Transport Police have made the CCTV images available.

Officers say that two men entered the station and tried to steal a bike by using bolt-croppers to cut the lock.

When they were challenged by the security guard, the men were said to have become verbally abusive, with one threatening him with a belt, although he did not make contact.

They left the station after the security guard telephoned the police.

Anyone with information is requested to contact British Transport Police by texting 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 and quoting reference 715 of 17/06/19.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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