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Appeal to identify man following theft

News   •   May 06, 2016 12:04 BST

[Image of man police wish to speak with]

Police have released CCTV footage of a man detectives would to speak to in connection with the theft of a bag at Hatton Cross Bus Station.

At approximately 19:00hrs on Thursday, 28 January, a man stole a woman’s red rucksack from a bus stop outside Hatton Cross Bus Station, when it was unattended for a short time.

The suspect took the rucksack into the bus station and walked through and out an exit, making no attempt to hand the bag into staff. 

The rucksack contained cash, a laptop and other personal items belonging to the victim.

The footage released today shows a man police would like to speak with entering the bus station.

He is described as white, about 30 years old, of average build with messy brown hair. At the time of the offence he was wearing a black jacket with a hood, blue jeans and trainers. He also had a dark flat cap.

Detectives are appealing for information from the public today after pursuing a number of lines of inquiry.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Lee Meechan, of the Met’s Aviation Policing, said: "The victim is really upset that her belongings, including a laptop, have been stolen. The suspect could have handed the rucksack into staff but instead he appears to have taken it for himself."

Anyone with information about this crime or who believes they know who the man in the CCTV footage is asked to call the investigating team on 020 3276 1351 or via 101. 

No arrests have been made at this time.