POLICE released the CCTV image of a woman officers would like to speak to about the theft of a bag from a train passing through Wigan.
The woman herself disembarked at Wigan North Western station after the disappearance of a laptop and designer clothes on a Crewe to Preston service.
The theft happened at about 8.10pm on Thursday October 17, as a 47-year-old woman travelled on the Virgin train to Edinburgh.
PC Adam Heslop from the British Transport Police said: “The woman got on the train at Crewe, placed her bag in the luggage rack, and sat near to the bag. When the woman came to collect her bag, which contained a laptop worth £1,200 and approximately £600 of designer clothes, she discovered someone had taken it. We have carried out a number of inquiries to date and have determined that the thief picked up the victim’s bag as the train pulled into Wigan North Western station and then left the train. Those same inquiries have enabled us to isolate the woman in the CCTV image who, we believe, has vital information about the theft.”
If you recognise the woman, or have any information about the incident, please contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111. In all calls quote log NWA/B10 of 3/12/13.