In the last two months, Cyclists using New Street Station have been left an estimated £3,000 out of pocket after a series of thefts.

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A total of 14 bikes have been stolen from New Street and officers are urging passengers who leave their cycles at the station to make sure they invest in high quality locks.

Officers, from British Transport Police (BTP), have issues images of a number of men they would like to speak to about eight of the thefts, including three men (pictured 6 – 7) sought after four cycles were swiped in the space of 30 minutes on Sunday 4th September.

PC Nick Tatlow from BTP said: “Apart from the group sought in connection with four thefts in one day, the majority of these offences appear to be opportunistic.

“From our enquiries so far, the men appear to arrive from the city centre – rather than on a train – so we believe they are likely to be local to Birmingham.

“We have been carrying out numerous patrols to try and catch thieves in the act and trawling CCTV to identify those responsible, but in light of these recent thefts, it is also important owners take precautions and step up their bike security.

“Make sure you have an adequate, high quality lock on your bike and if possible, D-locks, extension cable or heavy chain locks, which are harder for thieves to cut through.

“I would urge anyone who knows the identity of the men in the images to contact us.”

Please call BTP on 0800 405040 or text 61016 if you have ANY information.