Police search for group in connection with £200K jewellery theft aboard Edinburgh train

British Transport Police (BTP) are appealing to the public for help in tracing half a dozen individuals after a bag containing over £200,000 worth of jewellery was reportedly stolen from an Edinburgh train.

The incident is understood to have taken place shortly before 7pm on December 14 2023 onboard a train headed to Edinburgh Waverley from London's King's Cross.

Officers are asking for members of the public to come forward if they recognise any of the individuals that appear in images released by the BTP.

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It is understood that the victim boarded the train and was followed by a small group of people.

After placing their bag down, two of the group are believed to have distracted the victim while another person is claimed to have snatched the bag and exited the train.

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Officers believe the people in the images may have information that could help with their investigation.

A statement released by the BTP said: "Anyone who recognises them is asked to contact BTP by texting 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference 691 of 14 December 2023.

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"Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."