September 3, 2014 2.20 pm This story is over 110 months old

CCTV appeal after £600 stolen from Lincoln man’s bag on train

Money stolen: A Lincoln man’s bag was handed in by a woman at Grantham train station, after she took £600 from its contents.

British Transport Police have released CCTV images of a woman they wish to speak to in connection with the theft of £600 from a Lincoln man’s bag, which he left on a train.

A 62-year-old man from Lincoln had been travelling on the 1.43pm Manchester Piccadilly to Peterborough service with his wife on Saturday, July 26.

He boarded the service at Manchester wearing the bag around his waist which contained £600, three 500 Hong Kong Dollar notes, a mobile phone and credit cards.

When the train arrived into Grantham the couple changed seats.

On arrival into Peterborough they realised the bag was missing and raised the alarm with station staff who contacted Grantham station.

PC Helen Green investigating for BTP said: “After reviewing CCTV a group of three women spot the bag on the seat, one of them picks it up before they all leave the train at Grantham.

“One member of the group then removes the £600 from the bag and hands it back in to staff at Grantham station.

“I would like to speak to the woman pictured, as I believe she may have important information regarding this incident.

“If anyone recognises her please contact British Transport Police.”

Anyone with information on this incident should contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040, or by text, on 61016, quoting reference PSUB/B5 of 3/9/2014.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.