Today Lytham St Annes News has received various reports of a shoplifting gang operating in the area.

The shoplifters will enter a store and eye-up who is working there and what swag is available to pinch.  One or two members of the gang will return later in the day to steal when there’s fewer staff around.

One eye witness stated “the only description I could give is that they are four woman and they’re in their late 40s to early 50s and one was wearing leather-look trousers with high heel black sandals, shoulder length dark brown hair and very tanned.”

They have been spotted in Room and various other shops on Clifton Street today.

Shopkeepers are advised to be on red alert.  It is expected the shoplifters will be returning.