CCTV: Scream mask trio ‘using a black car’

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Detectives have renewed their appeals for information about a gang targeting Fylde coast convenience stores dressed in horror film masks.

The Gazette reported yesterday how officers believe the three-strong gang are thought to be travelling between the targeted stores in Poulton, Carleton, Bispham, Lytham, St Annes and Wrea Green. They have now said they believe a black car is being used.

Owner Matthew Smith at Costcutter, Blackpool Road, Carleton.

Owner Matthew Smith at Costcutter, Blackpool Road, Carleton.

The latest shop to be targeted was the Costcutter store on Blackpool Road, Carleton in the early hours of Monday morning.

CCTV footage of the gang shows them wearing Halloween Scream masks and smashing their way through a glass panel in the shop door before raiding the cigarette display.

Call 101 with any information.

Click here to read how The Gazette reported the story: MANHUNT FOR HALLOWEEN THIEVES IN CRIME SPREE