Man sought in connection with bag theft on Sunderland Metro train

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POLICE have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to after a bag went missing from a Metro train.

The theft took place after a woman left behind her canvas shopping bag on a train at South Hylton, shortly before 11.50am on Wednesday, April 23.

The 49-year-old, from Gateshead, alighted the train at Park Lane station, leaving behind the bag containing an iPhone 4 and other personal items.

Pc Nick Cannon, from British Transport Police, said: “A man and woman pushing a pram boarded the same service at Millfield station. On leaving the train at South Hylton the man, who was carrying a small child’s scooter, picked up the bag, left the station and headed down Hylton Bank towards the high street.”

Officers have since carried out a number of enquiries and have managed to isolate images of a man they would like to speak to about the incident.

Pc Cannon added: “I believe the man captured on CCTV has key information about the theft and I urge anyone who recognises him to give us a call.”

If you know the man, or have any information which could assist the investigation, call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. Quote log PSUB/B5 of 14/05/14.