Pair tricked passenger, 77, out of wallet on train from Leeds to London

One of the suspected pickpockets. The other is pictured below.

One of the suspected pickpockets. The other is pictured below.

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These two men are suspected of working together to steal an elderly rail passenger’s wallet.

British Transport Police have issued the CCTV images following an incident on a train from Leeds to London Kings Cross.

Do you know these men? That is the question British Transport Police (BTP) officers are asking as they appeal for the publics help to identify two men who worked as a team to pickpocket a train passenger, stealing his wallet.


Police believe the two men were working as a team to identify and target the victim, then steal his wallet.

Detective Inspector Mick Jackson said, The theft took place on board the 15.15 service from Leeds to King's Cross on Friday, 24 January, 2014. The victim boarded the train and was putting his luggage in the storage rack. As he was doing so one of the men distracted him by placing a coat over the victims arm then dipping the phone out of his pocket.

Both men left the station and were seen looking through the wallet.
Do you know these men? That is the question British Transport Police (BTP) officers are asking as they appeal for the publics help to identify two men who worked as a team to pickpocket a train passenger, stealing his wallet. Police believe the two men were working as a team to identify and target the victim, then steal his wallet. Detective Inspector Mick Jackson said, The theft took place on board the 15.15 service from Leeds to King's Cross on Friday, 24 January, 2014. The victim boarded the train and was putting his luggage in the storage rack. As he was doing so one of the men distracted him by placing a coat over the victims arm then dipping the phone out of his pocket. Both men left the station and were seen looking through the wallet.

Detective Inspector Mick Jackson said: “The victim boarded the train and was putting his luggage in the storage rack. As he was doing so one of the men distracted him by placing a coat over the victim’s arm then ‘dipping’ the wallet out of his pocket.

“Both men left the station and were seen looking through the wallet.

“After reviewing CCTV the two men were seen hanging around the station for over an hour. We believe they were looking for a victim to target – in this case a 77-year-old man.”

The incident happened on the 3.15pm service from Leeds last Friday, January 24.

Anyone with information should contact BTP on Freefone 0800 405040 or text 61016, quoting incident reference number NEA/B3 of January 31.

 

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