Three Burnley men arrested in connection with robberies targeting shoppers in supermarkets
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Over recent weeks there have been a number of thefts where theives targetted handbags and purses of shoppers in supermarkets across East Lancashire. Debit cards were stolen and then used by the offenders.
The robberies led to a crime prevention initiative locally where police urged residents to be careful with personal belongings while out and about.
Officers from the Ribble valley and Pendle team have conducted enquiries into these thefts which led to the arrest of three men from Burnley yesterday on suspicion of theft and fraud.
The investigation is still ongoing.