From Fylde Police –

Good afternoon folks,

Some of you might have seen a lot of police activity in Lytham and we want to let you know what has happened.

Around 5.50am today (Friday, November 26) police were called to a report of a burglary at Boots in Clifton Street.

It was reported several people had got out of a vehicle and smashed their way inside the shop, stealing a quantity of products including perfumes and aftershaves.

The offenders made off from the scene in the car which was later traced to an address in Blackpool.

Officers attended the property and following a forced entry arrested five people in connection with the offence. Some perfumes and aftershaves were also recovered.

Two men aged 50 and 42, and two men aged 36, all from Blackpool, as well as a fifth man, aged 32, of no fixed address, were arrested on suspicion of burglary and are in custody.

Ch Supt Karen Edwards, West Divisional Commander, said: “This was a fantastic policing response and has led to five suspects being arrested.

“We recognise such offences can cause concern in the community and I hope our swift action has helped to reassure many residents.

“If you have any information which can assist our investigation please come forward and contact police immediately.”

If you can help please call 101 quoting log 0162 of November 26.

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