Three thefts at Redbridge stations in a day - police reveal crime hotspots in anti-theft campaign
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There were three thefts at Redbridge train stations on Wednesday afternoon alone and another attempt to steal from a van.
British Transport Police (BTP) revealed the extent of crime on the railways yesterday in an effort to warn passengers.
Thieves who tried to steal possessions from a van at Newbury Park Tube station, in Eastern Avenue, failed at 5.45pm but there were two other crimes at the station within hours.
At 3.30pm, possessions were reported stolen from a car parked at the station and another vehicle was broken into shortly before 6pm.
A bike was also stolen from the racks at Ilford train station, in Cranbrook Road, at around 4.10pm.
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British Transport Police (BTP) tweeted incidents from stations across the country yesterday as part of an anti-theft campaign.
Officers are highlighting the importance of looking after belongings and valuables.
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A series of videos have been made to highlight the most common “tricks of the trade” used by thieves and pickpockets, including snatching and diversion tactics.
Chief Constable Andy Trotter said: “Crime on the rail network is down for the ninth successive year, but theft of passenger property remains one of our top priorities.
“Twitter is a useful tool to highlight these thefts, but we’d remind anyone not to use Twitter to report crime.”
If you see a crime on a train or at a station, call BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016.