Police appealing for information after Norwich man has phone stolen from Peterborough station

Police want to identify this man.

Police want to identify this man. - Credit: Archant

British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for information after a man who left his mobile phone at Peterborough train station returned to find it stolen.

Police want to identify this man.

Police want to identify this man. - Credit: Archant

The 37-year-old victim realised he left his phone in one of Peterborough station’s waiting rooms as his train was leaving the station.

He called lost property at the station but they discovered the phone had already been taken.

Investigators have released CCTV images of a man they want to identify in connection the incident, which took place on Tuesday September 9.

PC Chris Thompson-Chambers, the investigating officer, said: “The victim, a 37-year-old from Norwich, was at Peterborough station waiting for his train around 9.55am.

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“He placed his mobile phone on the table in the waiting room and sat in a seat until his train arrived.

“After he boarded the train and as the service began to leave the station, he realised he had left his phone on the table.

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“After calling lost property at the station and staff checked the table, they discovered the phone had been taken.”

The appeal follows the launch of Operation Magnum earlier this year to help rail passengers keep valuables safe from pickpockets, gadget-grabbers and luggage thieves.

Videos featured on the Op Magnum website (www.btp.police.uk/theft) and the BTP YouTube channel show passengers the 13 most common tricks thieves use.

Anyone with information about the Peterborough incident should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting background reference B11/LNA of 08/10/2013.

Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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