British Transport Police (BTP) are appealing for help to identify a man they would like to speak to in connection with the theft of suitcase from a Lincoln train.
Officers released CCTV images of a man who they believe can assist the investigation into the theft, which took place on Monday, April 21, on board the 10.15am Lincoln to Newark service.
The victim, a 36-year-old woman from Brighton, boarded the train at Lincoln. On arrival at Newark she discovered her bag was missing and she alerted train staff.
After speaking to the barrier staff at the station they reported a man passing through the barriers a short while earlier with a case matching the victims description, black with red ribbing around it.
Police Constable Jackie Wadey, the Investigating Officer, said: “The victim and member of staff searched around the station and a man was discovered rifling through her open bag outside.
“Upon challenging the man he fled, closely followed by the member of rail staff, but managed to escape. Whilst fleeing, the man dropped his mobile phone which was recovered and is currently being examined by officers.
PC Wadey added: “If you recognise the man pictured then please contact us”.
Anyone with information is asked to call British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016.
Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
In all calls, please quote incident reference PSUB/B7 of 30/04/14.