Police hunt man after ring theft

Do you recognise this man? Police would like to speak to him following the theft of a ring from a store in Blackpool.
Do you recognise this man? Police would like to speak to him following the theft of a ring from a store in Blackpool.

Police are appealing for help to identify this man following a theft in Blackpool.

Officers have released this CCTV image following an incident at a shop on Westcliffe Drive.

He has walked into a stock room and searched a handbag before removing a ring valued at £100

A man walked into the stock room and searched a handbag before stealing a ring worth £100.

Police have been working to identify the suspect but other lines of inquiry have drawn a blank.

They have only now released the CCTV image, eight weeks after the theft took place, in a bid to identify this man they believe can help with their enquiries. The incident took place on October 11.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “At around 7.30pm, a man has entered a shop in Westcliffe Drive, Blackpool. He has walked into a stock room and searched a handbag before removing a ring valued at £100.”

He is described as white, in his 30s, tall, of stocky build and was wearing a blue coat and beige jeans. Call police on 101 with information.