Hunt for Sunderland iPad thief who struck as victim student waited for the Metro

CCTV of the man sought by British Transport Police.
CCTV of the man sought by British Transport Police.
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DETECTIVES are trying to trace a man in their hunt for a stolen iPad.

British Transport Police (BTP) investigators have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the theft.

31/10/2011 12:34 '  'DO YOU KNOW THIS MAN? CCTV RELEASED AFTER iPAD STOLEN IN SUNDERLAND '  'British Transport Police (BTP) officers are investigating the theft of an iPad from Sunderland railway station.' '  'Investigators have today released CCTV images of a man they would like to identify in connection with the incident which took place at 16.00hours on Tuesday 18 October 2011.''A 21-year old Chinese student was sat on platform 2 at Sunderland Station, after he boarded the train and the doors closed he realised that he had left his iPad on the seat.'   'Hilary Bowyer 'British Transport Police - North Eastern Area 't:0113 2479149 'm:07917 268200 'e:hilary.bowyer@btp.pnn.police.uk

31/10/2011 12:34 ' 'DO YOU KNOW THIS MAN? CCTV RELEASED AFTER iPAD STOLEN IN SUNDERLAND ' 'British Transport Police (BTP) officers are investigating the theft of an iPad from Sunderland railway station.' ' 'Investigators have today released CCTV images of a man they would like to identify in connection with the incident which took place at 16.00hours on Tuesday 18 October 2011.''A 21-year old Chinese student was sat on platform 2 at Sunderland Station, after he boarded the train and the doors closed he realised that he had left his iPad on the seat.' 'Hilary Bowyer 'British Transport Police - North Eastern Area 't:0113 2479149 'm:07917 268200 'e:hilary.bowyer@btp.pnn.police.uk

A Chinese student was sitting on platform two at Sunderland Station waiting to board the Metro.

He got on, but as the doors closed the 21-year-old realised he had left his iPad on the seat.

He got off the train at Park Lane and went back, but when he got there 15 minutes later his iPad had gone.

Officers trawled through CCTV footage at the station and saw a man pick up the iPad and leave the station without attempting to hand it in to staff.

Pc Graham Marshall said: “Anyone who may have recognised the man pictured is asked to contact BTP.

“The victim had a lot of personal work and photos on the iPad, making it irreplaceable.”

The incident took place on Tuesday, October 18, at about 4pm.

Anyone who recognises the man is asked to phone BTP on 0800 405040 quoting log 429 18/10/2011, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.