Police looking to trace man over theft of cash on a Virgin train from Liverpool Lime Street to London

Police want to speak to this man in connection with the theft

Police want to speak to this man in connection with the theft

First published in News

TRANSPORT Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to about the theft of £15,000 from a train.

The cash was taken on board a Virgin Trains service from Liverpool Lime Street to Runcorn just after 9am on Saturday, March 1, a route commonly used by people in St Helens.

The crook pounced when 45-year-old man who had been carrying the money in a bag fell asleep.

DC Dominic Wilcox said: “The man had planned to travel to Stafford to purchase a car and was carrying the cash in a bag.

“The victim dozed off and as the train arrived at Runcorn, a man grabbed the bag from the seat next to the victim and quickly left the train.”

Enquiries conducted following the incident have enabled detectives to isolate the image of a man they believe has key information.

DC Wilcox added: “We are convinced the man captured has vital information about the incident and call on anyone who recognises him to come forward.

“We would also like to hear from anyone with further information about the theft.”

Call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. In all calls please quote log PSUB/B6 of 9/5/14.

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1:13pm Fri 9 May 14

suttonboy says...

Excellent photo there, apart from that you cant actually tell if he's black or white, his height, age, any distinguishing features (other that that he has a head) or even if its a man. Although he does have a snazzy tracky top on, so that should narrow it down.
Excellent photo there, apart from that you cant actually tell if he's black or white, his height, age, any distinguishing features (other that that he has a head) or even if its a man. Although he does have a snazzy tracky top on, so that should narrow it down. suttonboy
  • Score: 5

1:25am Sat 10 May 14

rosered1 says...

£15000 in a bag on a train and he fell asleep? Really??? Why did he just leave it on the seat? Some people do very strange things. Or this is extremely dodgy maybe?
£15000 in a bag on a train and he fell asleep? Really??? Why did he just leave it on the seat? Some people do very strange things. Or this is extremely dodgy maybe? rosered1
  • Score: 3

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