CCTV appeal after pickpockets target man

Police have released these CCTV images (s)

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Police are hunting a group of pickpockets after a man had £1,000 stolen while out shopping in Burnley.

Officers were called following the incident at Home Bargains in Curzon Street on Thursday, November 24th.

Police have released these CCTV images (s)

Police have released these CCTV images (s)

Between 10-30am and 10-40am a 57-year-old man entered the shop having withdrawn some cash from the bank.

As he waited at the till, he felt a woman make contact with his right side before she made off from the scene.

When he later checked, an envelope containing £1,000 had been stolen.

Following CCTV enquiries, police would like to speak to the women pictured in connection with the theft.

Police have released these CCTV images (s)

Police have released these CCTV images (s)

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “We are appealing for information after a man was the victim of pickpockets at a Burnley shop.

“The offenders made off with around £1,000 in cash and it is important we find those responsible.

“We are particularly keen to speak with these women in connection with our enquiries.

“If you recognise them, please call us immediately.”

Police have released these CCTV images (s)

Police have released these CCTV images (s)

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference EF1612604.