Spate of bike thefts began in Upminster

BritishTransport Police want to speak to this man. Picture: BTP

BritishTransport Police want to speak to this man. Picture: BTP - Credit: Archant

Thieves have made off with hundreds of pounds worth of bicycles from train stations in a series of thefts that began in Upminster.

BritishTransport Police want to speak to this man. Picture: BTP

BritishTransport Police want to speak to this man. Picture: BTP - Credit: Archant

Police are trying to trace a pair wanted in connection with the theft of four bikes valued at more than £700 that were taken over the course of just one week.

The first bike was taken from Upminster station at around 1.15pm on August 1.

Pc Jack Bower-Wilson said: “A man and a young woman approached the cycle racks outside the station.

“The man cut the locks off a black and orange Claude Butler mountain bike worth £300, and a grey Trax bike valued at £70.


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“The pair then rode off on the cycles.”

British Transport Police (BTP) officers believe the man was involved in the theft of a silver Trek mountain bike worth £250 from Grays station at around 2pm on August 7.

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Pc Bower-Wilson believes the same man struck again at Stanford-le-Hope station on August 8.

“This time, he stole a black-and-white Reflex bike worth £90,” he said.

“I think the people in the images we are issuing today have information about these thefts.

“Who are they? If you know, please contact BTP.”

If you can help BTP with their inquiries call them on 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference ESUB/B4 of 10/10/2014, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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