Police want to speak to man over alleged theft on Barnstaple-bound train
POLICE have released CCTV images of a man they wish to speak to in connection with an alleged pick-pocket incident on a train to Barnstaple.
A 36-year-old Exmouth man has reported having a wallet containing ï¿½700 taken on the 10.50am Exmouth to Barnstaple service on Friday, September 30.
Sgt Dave Mannion, investigating officer, said: â€œThe victim got off the train at Exeter Central rail station and, a short time later, he realised he had left his wallet on board and alerted rail staff.
â€œThe guard on board the train found the missing wallet but around ï¿½700 was missing from it.
â€œEnquiries are ongoing and, after viewing CCTV images from on board the train, I am keen to speak to the man pictured in these stills as I believe he will have information which I believe can assist this investigation.
â€œIt is thought he travelled on the train to its destination, Barnstaple.
â€œI would ask anyone who knows the manâ€™s identity, or his current whereabouts, to contact British Transport Police in confidence.â€
Anyone with information is asked to telephone British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, quoting incident reference B9/WWA of 24/10/2011. Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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