Sheffield train thief hunted

British Transport Police want to speak to him after a wallet was stolen from a train at Sheffield station
British Transport Police want to speak to him after a wallet was stolen from a train at Sheffield station
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Transport police are hunting for this man after a wallet was stolen on a train travelling into Sheffield.

Transport police are hunting for this man after a wallet was stolen on a train travelling into Sheffield.

British Transport Police have launched the appeal after the theft on a train at Sheffield station on May 20 at around 3pm.

Officers believe the man pictured could hold ‘vital information’ about the incident.

Investigating officer PC Mark Mason said: “As the train arrived into Sheffield from Barnsley, the victim left his seat and walked to the front of the train inadvertently leaving his wallet, containing £15, an Oyster card, and his rail ticket, on the seat.

“A man then walked past the seat, stopped, returned to it and placed something in his bag.

“Once the victim realised he had left his wallet behind he returned to his seat to find it had gone.”

Officers believe the man in the CCTV images could have vital information about the incident and urge him or anyone who recognises him to contact them immediately.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting reference PSUB/B16 of 01/07/2015.

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