Police want to speak to two men after bag stolen from sleeping passenger on Orpington train

The police want to speak to this man in connection with the incident

The police want to speak to this man in connection with the incident

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Police have launched an appeal to trace two men after a bag was stolen from a sleeping passenger on board a train.

The incident happened on Wednesday April 9 after the men boarded a 5.41pm London Cannon Street to Sevenoaks service at Orpington.

Detectives have been analysing footage from on board the train and today released CCTV images of two men they believe will be able to help the investigation.

Detective Constable Ostin Elkins, leading the investigation, said: "The victim, a 38-year-old man, boarded the train at Cannon Street and placed his bag in the overhead luggage racks and sat close by.

"By 6.20pm – when the train arrived at Knockholt station – the victim had fallen asleep. His bag was taken from the luggage rack by a man who fled the train. The victim only realised it was gone when he woke up some time later.

"The two men pictured boarded the train at Orpington station. I urgently want to find out who they are as I believe they may have crucial information. If you recognise them, please get in touch."

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference B6 of 01/05/2014. Information can also be passed to the crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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11:50am Fri 2 May 14

Gypo.Joe says...

The moral of the story, always wear ya balaclava 'elmet boi.

Deportation ?
The moral of the story, always wear ya balaclava 'elmet boi. Deportation ? Gypo.Joe
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12:59pm Fri 2 May 14

white rabbit9 says...

You know the saying, "If it aint tied down, it will be taken".
You know the saying, "If it aint tied down, it will be taken". white rabbit9
  • Score: -35

2:39pm Fri 2 May 14

sarfflondonbird says...

If you carry a bag of any description, the saying is.........never, ever, fall asleep on public transport. It's bad enough when you are wide awake and the little darlings help themselves to what don't belong to them, let alone fall asleep expecting your goods to still be around you when you wake.
Are these two responsible for the theft or do they know who is? No doubt it is probably them that helped themselves, nasty pieces of sh1te, and why is the logo on the fairy one's pink top blotted out? is it something we should not see? could be quite distinctive in recognising such person wanted.
If you carry a bag of any description, the saying is.........never, ever, fall asleep on public transport. It's bad enough when you are wide awake and the little darlings help themselves to what don't belong to them, let alone fall asleep expecting your goods to still be around you when you wake. Are these two responsible for the theft or do they know who is? No doubt it is probably them that helped themselves, nasty pieces of sh1te, and why is the logo on the fairy one's pink top blotted out? is it something we should not see? could be quite distinctive in recognising such person wanted. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: -10

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