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Police appeal over train station raid

VIRGIN Trains is offering a £5,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of two men who stole a large amount of cash from Macclesfield Train Station.

VIRGIN Trains is offering a £5,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of two men who stole a large amount of cash from Macclesfield Train Station.

Two men took money from the safe in the booking office on Platform One between 1.45am and 2.45am on Thursday, December 20, last year, and British Transport Police (BTP) is appealing for witnesses who may have seen the burglars.

DC Mike Gore said: "I am appealing for anyone who may recognise the descriptions of the offenders, or who has any information that may assist with the investigation, to come forward.

"We are treating this incident very seriously and it is vital that the offenders are caught. We are still working to trace any other witnesses and urge anyone who was near the station at the time, or who saw men matching these descriptions, to contact police."

Richard Shotton, Stations Director for Virgin Trains, which is funding the reward, said: "Virgin Trains is deeply concerned to learn of the theft from its premises at Macclesfield station.

"The company considers this an extremely serious crime and will do everything in its power to bring the perpetrators to justice. We appeal to anyone who has seen anything or knows anything about this crime to come forward and talk to police.

"A reward of £5,000 is being offered to anyone providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators."

The first offender is described as being white, of slim build, between 5ft 7in to 5ft 10in tall, wearing a beige/grey jacket and a dark cap with flaps covering his ears. He also wore a dark scarf to cover his face.

The second offender is described as being white, of medium to stocky build, between 5ft 10in and 6ft 1in tall, wearing a dark jacket, dark trainers and a black peak cap. He also wore a dark scarf to cover his face.

Anyone who may recognise the men in the CCTV images or who was near Macclesfield station between 1am and 3am on Thursday, December 20, is asked to contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 quoting incident 69 of 20/12/07, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

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