Captured on camera: Man heads off to Australia for two weeks - but train thief takes his suitcase before he’s even out of Yorkshire

CCTV image of a woman police would like to identify in connection with the theft of a passengers suitcase stolen onboard a train from Doncaster to Manchester Airport.

CCTV image of a woman police would like to identify in connection with the theft of a passengers suitcase stolen onboard a train from Doncaster to Manchester Airport.

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A MAN who was heading on a two-week holiday to Australia had his suitcase stolen onboard a train in Yorkshire.

British Transport Police have released CCTV images of a woman they would like to identify in connection with the theft.

BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE'Handout CCTV image dated 18/10/11 issued by British Transport Police (BTP) of a woman they would like to identify in connection with the theft of a passengers suitcase stolen onboard a train from Doncaster to Manchester Airport. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday December 2, 2011. A man who was heading on a two-week holiday to Australia had his suitcase stolen onboard a train. See PA story POLICE Suitcase. Photo credit should read: British Transport Police /PA Wire ''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE'Handout CCTV image dated 18/10/11 issued by British Transport Police (BTP) of a woman they would like to identify in connection with the theft of a passengers suitcase stolen onboard a train from Doncaster to Manchester Airport. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday December 2, 2011. A man who was heading on a two-week holiday to Australia had his suitcase stolen onboard a train. See PA story POLICE Suitcase. Photo credit should read: British Transport Police /PA Wire ''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Police said the theft took place as the victim travelled from Doncaster to Manchester Airport on October 18.

Pc Wayne Heslop, of BTP, said: “The victim boarded the 1.42pm Doncaster to Manchester Airport service with his wife at Doncaster station and placed his luggage, which included a laptop and all his possessions for a two-week holiday, in the luggage racks of the train.

“As he checked his luggage at Sheffield station, he noticed that his bag had been taken.”

Officers have spoken to passengers on the train, downloaded hours of CCTV and circulated images on police intelligence systems.

Pc Heslop said: “We have seized very clear CCTV images and I’d ask anyone who may know recognise the woman to come forward and help police with this investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40.

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