Police warn passengers over DLR and Tube thefts
A spate of thefts on the DLR and Tube has provoked British Transport Police to release photos of suspects and remind commuters to keep valuables hidden.
The suspects include a man (right) who is believed to have snatched a mobile phone from a woman at Deptford Bridge DLR station at around 8.35pm on January 10.
Another incident saw two men (left) take a man's wallet and phone at Stratford High Street DLR at about 11pm on January 11.
Detective Inspector Jim Chamberlain said: "Incidents of this nature are frightening and intimidating for the victims involved and we are determined to find those responsible.
"Officers investigating each of these cases have carried out a number of enquiries to try and establish the identity of these people, including speaking to witnesses and circulating images on police intelligence systems, but to no avail so far.
"We're now asking for help from the public to identify them. If you know any of these eight people and can tell us who they are, we want to hear from you."
Officers have also released an image of a man wanted over the theft of a woman's phone at Bermondsey Tube station at 1.30pm on December last year.
Police are urging passengers to keep safe by zipping up bags, as well keeping jewellery, phones, purses, wallets and MP3 players hidden.
Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 quoting B14 LUA of 06/03/13. Alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.