Bike thief posing as railway employee

Railway bike thief

A repeat thief is targetting bikes left at railway stations in the north-east - and he's managed to get away with almost £2,000 of bicycles so far because he disguises himself as a member of railway staff.

Speaking to BBC Newcastle, British Transport Police's chief inspector Derek O'Mara said: "The majority of the bikes that have been stolen have been secured in bike racks and the suspect has had to use bolt croppers to remove the locks to steal the bike. We've got him linked to four incidents and the value of the bikes that he has stolen is nearly £2,000.

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