Network Rail bosses have put up a £10,000 reward for information which leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for cable thefts in the Water Orton area in April and May.
Thieves stole 40 metres of cable in the Park Hill Wood area at around 12.40am on Saturday, 28 April.
Then, on Thursday 3 May thieves stole around 70m of live cable from Marsh Lane, Water Orton.
Both thefts led to severe disruption and delays to services.
Detective Chief Inspector John Pyke said: “In relation to the theft on Saturday, 28 April, I am still keen to trace the occupants of a Renault Clio. It is not the current model – we understand it is the three-door type from around 2002/03.
“It is traditional standard silver colour, with a metallic finish, black bumpers and windows which appear to be darker than standard glass. The Clio badge on the back may also have been removed and there’s no black stripe along the side of the vehicle, indicating it may have been colour-coded or removed. The vehicle’s suspension may also have been lowered, in they style favoured by so-called boy racers.
“It is described as being in really clean, pristine condition suggesting that whoever owns the Clio takes real pride in the vehicle.
“I would appeal to anyone who recognises the description of this car, or who knows its owner, to come forward and contact British Transport. Or if you are the owner, please come forward as we need to eliminate this car from our enquiry.”
Anyone with information can call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting incident reference B6/WWA of 03/05/2012. Or call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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