Padiham man offering reward to catch Blackburn pub thief

First published in Padiham

A PADIHAM man is offering a £20 reward for the first person to identify a man he believes stole his shopping in a Blackburn pub.

Anthony Kirby, 48, said a man with a woolly bobble hat stole around £40 worth of goods from him around 9pm on Friday, January 6, while he was drinking in the Postal Order in Darwen Street.

He said: “The shopping was in a Tesco black cloth Christmas bag with white snowflakes and ‘Merry Christmas’ on the sides.

“I had just gone to the bar for a few minutes and when I came back it was gone.

“Some people opposite saw the guy but didn’t challenge him, they probably thought he was just taking it to the bar to hand in.

“I’m thinking of others because once he gets a taste for stealing he might do it to other people.”

Mr Kirby said the bag contained items including bottled beers, one litre of Harveys Bristol Cream, kitchen towels, tissues, washing up liquid bottles, Vaseline lotion, scones, a tomato, royal gala apples and a Velleman water alarm and sensor.

If you have any relevant information call Lancashire police on 101 quoting reference EA1200208.

Related links

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

4:33pm Wed 11 Jan 12

Dave139 says...

Try taking your shopping home instead of taking it to a pub !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Try taking your shopping home instead of taking it to a pub !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dave139
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree