Burnley and Padiham police appeal for public's help to track down early hours of morning car thief

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Police are appealing for help to track down a thief who was reported breaking into cars in the early hours of this morning.

Police were alerted at 3-30am that a male, wearing an orange hi-vis jacket, on a BMX vest breaking into vehicles in the Hambledon Street/Pendle Street area of Padiham.

Officers raced to the area on foot but the culprit made off on the bike down back streets towards Green Lane, where he escaped.

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Police are now appealing for anyone in the area with CCTV to check their systems between 3-15am and 3-40am to see if there is any footage which officers could use to identify the offender

Anyone with footage that could help is asked to email PC Seamus O'REILLY at [email protected], quoting the Log number LC-20200119-0224.