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Burglar from Bacup caught red-handed by police
2:50pm Thursday 8th August 2013 in News
A BURGLAR suspected of breaking into at least six shops in Barnoldswick town centre over the last month was caught red-handed by a plain-clothes police officer.
The man, from Bacup, was inside Hair Solutions in Newtown at 4.20am yesterday when an officer was patrolling the area.
The officer spotted an entrance which looked insecure, went into the building to check it out, and discovered the offender.
The thief is also suspected of thefts at retail premises in Frank Street, Manchester Road, Church Street and Albert Street. He remained in police custody for questioning yesterday evening.
Sgt Shaun Pearson, of Nelson Police, said: “There are a number of things which liken the burglaries and indicate it was this man — the way he entered, the types of premises targeted and the times and locations he burgled them.
“It’s very good news for shop owners in Barnoldswick that we have caught this man.
“We continue to search for a possible accomplice.”