BBC publishes photo of suspected West Coast laptop thief


BBC publishes photo of suspected West Coast laptop thief

Cliff Saran

A CCTV photo of a man suspected of stealing laptops from passengers on the West Coast rail line has been posted on the BBC website.

Eight thefts, mainly of laptop cases, have been reported on the line between Carlisle and Crewe since 3 September, according to the BBC report

Andy Cordial, managing director at storage systems integration specialist Origin, said that although the laptop thief has been captured on CCTV - and his image published on the BBC news site - the culprit will be difficult to catch.

"The section of the line on which the laptop thief appears to be operating - Stockport to Manchester - is one of the busiest outside of London, with Manchester Piccadilly station offering a lot of escape routes, and he is going to be difficult to catch, especially if he changes his appearance," he said.

Email Alerts

Register now to receive IT-related news, guides and more, delivered to your inbox.
By submitting your personal information, you agree to receive emails regarding relevant products and special offers from TechTarget and its partners. You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy.

COMMENTS powered by Disqus  //  Commenting policy