CCTV after a bag left unattended at train station was stolen

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British Transport Police officers have released CCTV images of a women they want to speak to after a bag was stolen after it was left unattended at Leeds railway station.

The incident happened on Tuesday March 3 at around 5.15pm in the Sainsbury’s store in the concourse area.

The 18-year-old victim had been using the self service checkouts in the store and left leaving a gift bag which contained chocolates, passport holders, toiletries and a number of other items, on the checkout. Realising her mistake she returned a few minutes later to discover it had been taken.

Upon reviewing CCTV in the store a woman was seen to pick up the bag and leave the station, making no attempt to hand it in to store or station staff.

PC Jeremy Webster said: “We have undertaken checks at the lost property office but the bag hasn’t been handed in.

“We are now issuing an image of a woman who we believe may have information about the incident which will assist our enquiries. If you are the woman pictured or know her please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference PSUB/B8 of 10/4/15. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.