Thieves steal £1,000 worth of beer barrels in Leeds railway station raid

A CCTV image of the van and driver.
A CCTV image of the van and driver.
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Beer barrel thieves have struck at Leeds railway station – getting away with more than £1,000 worth of stock.

British Transport Police are hunting three men involved in the theft, which took place at the Sandford Arch delivery entrance to the station on Thursday January 21 at around 3.45pm.

CCTV images of two of the suspects.

CCTV images of two of the suspects.

The trio managed to enter a storage compound and steal 11 barrels of beer valued at more than £1,000 that were waiting to be delivered to the White Rose pub.

Two men, accompanied by a third man who was driving, were spotted reversing a white Mercedes van with a fake PK56 TEX registration plate into Sandford Arch before loading it with the barrels and fleeing.

Detective Constable Jason Ridgway, from British Transport Police, said: “This was a well planned theft as those responsible had gone to the effort of sourcing false registration plates.

“If you recognise the men pictured, or have seen a van using the plates PK56 TEX please contact us.”

Anyone who has information that may assist police is urged to call 0800 405040, quoting reference PSUB/B2 of February 4, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.