A PENSIONER had a bag of shopping stolen after she left it on a Metro.
British Transport Police (BTP) officers are seeking two youths they want to speak to in connection with the theft of a bag from South Hylton Metro station in Sunderland.
The incident happened shortly before 1pm on Tuesday, May 13, after a 73-year-old woman realised she had left a bag of shopping on the train after getting off at Seaburn station.
Pc Graham Adams, the investigating officer, said: “The woman reported her bag lost. However, nobody handed it in.
“We believe that the bag was removed from the train after she left.
“We are particularly keen to speak to the two youths in these CCTV stills who were seen leaving South Hylton Metro station.”
The bag, which was turquoise, contained shopping worth approximately £23 and, despite checks of the area surrounding South Hylton station, it has not been found.
Pc Adams added: “We take all incidents of theft on the Metro seriously.
“Passengers have a right to travel without having to worry their property might be stolen.
“I would urge anyone who recognises either of the youths pictured to contact us.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference PSUB/B8 of 10/06/2014 Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.