Crackdown on Sunderland phone thieves

CCTV of phone theft from Sunderland station

CCTV of phone theft from Sunderland station

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SUNDERLAND phone thieves are being hunted as part of a new operation launched by British Transport Police.

Operation Impact aims to crackdown on the theft of passenger property from trains and stations.

CCTV of phone theft from Sunderland station

CCTV of phone theft from Sunderland station

Officers are asking for help to identify a number of suspected thieves caught on camera, and have released a gallery of their most wanted.

Among them are two female passengers, who may have information after a phone was taken from Sunderland station. Police said the phone was stolen after accidentally being left on a seat at the station on Tuesday, August 7, last year. Police believe the two females pictured may have been travelling to Seaham.

Chief Inspector Glen Alderson said: “So look at these photos carefully – you may know the person who has committed it.”

Anyone with information should contact police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40, quoting background log B2/NEA of 08/03/2013 and the reference number on the image, or text the non-emergency line on 61016.