CASH has been stolen from a boy’s wallet on a train.

A CCTV image has been released of a woman who boarded the train at Runcorn and British Transport Police suspect may be the culprit.

The victim, a 16-year-old boy, was travelling with friends from Liverpool to Crewe on Saturday, November 3.

It is thought the woman who boarded the train at around 3.50pm, with a young girl, removed money from his wallet which had been in his jacket pocket, before discarding it under the boy’s seat.

PC Mel Dodd, investigating the theft, said:“We’ve reviewed CCTV footage from the train and have since identified a woman we want to speak to in connection with the incident. If you recognise the woman in the picture, or know her whereabouts, we would like to hear from you.”

Anyone with information can call British Transport Police free on 0800 40 50 40 40 quoting B8/NWA of 04/12/2012 Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.