A man who stole two suitcases from a York train has been jailed for six weeks.
John Farrow, 37, stole the cases from passengers travelling on a train travelling between York and Middlesbrough on January 24.
After pleading guilty to the thefts, Farrow, of Stanley Street in Manchester, appeared at York Magistrates’ Court on April 10 where he was jailed for six weeks and ordered to pay a total of £856 to his victims.
He was identified after CCTV captured him leaving the train with two suitcases belonging to other people at Yarm.
Officers then traced Farrow and arrested him.
‘We will prosecute’
Sgt Tim Woolven said: “Farrow travelled from Manchester to target passengers in the North East, stealing two cases which both contained a number of personal belongings.
“It’s great news that he has been handed a custodial sentence meaning he is now behind bars and unable to continue his criminal behaviour.”
Sgt Woolven said that the cameras should prove to be a deterrent.
“CCTV is a great tool in helping us identify offenders, and any would be thief needs to be aware that we will always seek to identify and prosecute anyone who steals from the railway network.”