Police seek sneak thief

SUSPECT: The Cross Keys theft suspect (S)
SUSPECT: The Cross Keys theft suspect (S)

A SNEAK thief stole a handbag and purse from behind a bar in Burnley.

The offender was captured on CCTV, and police are appealing for anyone who recognises him to come forward. The theft took place in the Cross Keys Hotel, St James’s Street, on Tuesday, April 17th.

The offender ordered a drink in the pub at 4-15 p.m. and then when staff had gone he went around the side of the bar and stole a handbag and purse containing various items and cash.

Anyone with information can call PC Paul Marsden on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.