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Image appeal after shop thefts in Preston and Blackburn

Thursday, May 30, 2019

We have released images of three people we would like to speak to in relation to several thefts which occurred in Blackburn and Preston.

 

The dates and locations of the incidents, including what was reported stolen, are:

·         4/3/19 - theft of a pressure washer from B&Q in Blackburn

·         4/3/19 – theft of coats from Go Outdoors in Blackburn

·         5/3/19 – theft of a TV from Asda in Blackburn

·         6/3/19 – attempted theft of pressure washers from B&Q in Blackburn

·         9/3/19 – theft of a pressure washer and drill from B&Q in Blackburn

·         11/3/19 – theft of pressure washers from B&Q in Blackburn

·         12/3/19 – theft of coats from Go Outdoors in Blackburn

·         16/3/19 – theft of alcohol from Waitrose in Preston Capitol Centre

 

The items stolen are thought to be worth around £11,000 in total.

 

At this point we are treating the incidents as linked.

 

We would now like to speak to the people in the attached images as part of our enquiries and are asking anybody who recognises them to get in touch as soon as possible.

 

PC Lynsey Leigh, of Blackburn Police, said: “Several thefts took place in a relatively short period of time, with the items valued at around £11,000 in total.

 

“We have been following several lines of enquiry since then and would now like to speak to the people in the photo and CCTV images as part of those enquiries.

 

“If you know who they are, or have any other information that could help us, we would ask you to contact us as soon as possible.”

 

Anybody with information is asked to email 4659@lancashire.pnn.police.uk or call 101, quoting log number LC-20190311-1144.


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