Do you know this man? Rugby station cycle theft suspect sought

Call British Transport Police or Crimestoppers if you recognise this man

Call British Transport Police or Crimestoppers if you recognise this man

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British Transport Police have released images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a theft of a bicycle from Rugby station.

The incident took place on Thursday October 9. The victim, a 43-year-old man from Rugby, secured his white Carerra mountain bike in the cycle racks outside Rugby rail station on Thursday, 9 October. When he returned to collect later that day, it was no longer there.

Enquiries have been ongoing since the theft took place to establish who took the bike, which was stolen at around 12.45pm, and was worth around £500.

The man arrived at the station as a passenger in a black, five-door Vauxhall Corsa car.

Anyone with information is asked to call British Transport Police on freefone 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016. Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

In all calls, please quote incident reference MSUB/B11 of October 31.

ADVICE FOR KEEPING YOUR BIKE SAFE AND SECURE

* Always lock your bicycle whenever you leave it at a designated cycle rack area. Lock the frame and both wheels to a cycle stand.

* Consider using more than one lock to secure your bike and ensure that you use a recognised security standard lock. D-locks, extension cable or heavy chain locks are certified locking mechanisms. It is important to ensure that yours are up to date.

* Make the lock(s) and bike hard to manoeuvre when parked by ensuring little room between the stand and the bike.

* Do not allow your lock(s) to come into contact with the ground, where they are considered more vulnerable.

* Take a photograph of your bike and record your frame number and key details. This will be crucial in recovering your bike if it is stolen.

* Mark your frame with your postcode in two separate locations, one of which should be hidden. Attach a ‘Coded Cycle’ label to reduce the risk of making your bike a target for theft.

* Do not ride with valuables in open baskets or panniers.

* Register your bicycle at www.immobilise.com or www.bikeregister.com