Monday, 7 December 2009

Christmas Club Cash Stolen

Local police are appealing for information after thieves stole packets of money destined for members of a Christmas club.

At around 1.25pm on Saturday, 5th December, a substantial amount of cash was stolen from a vehicle parked in Laureston Avenue, Heysham.

The money was contained in 25 separate large brown envelopes, which were inside a blue plastic tray.

Two men approached the rear of the vehicle while the owner was in the driveway, opened the boot and removed the tray and envelopes. Both offenders then ran off onto Emmaus Road, towards the children’s centre, before running onto Middleton Way.

They then got into a silver Audi, driven by a third male, near to Heysham Towers. All three then made off in the direction of Morecambe.

The two males who ran from Laureston Avenue are described as white, in their late teens to early 20s, of slim build and were both approximately 5’8” to 5’10” tall. Both were wearing dark coloured sports clothing and had their hoods up.

The driver of the Audi is described as in his late 30s to early 40s, of large solid build, with a pale complexion, and wearing a camel coloured suede coat and light brown baseball cap.

DS Steve Lloyd, Morecambe CID, said: “This incident will have affected a large number of people who were involved in the club and it will be especially hard for them as we are now nearing Christmas, when the money would have been greatly needed.

“I would urge anyone with information about this incident to get in touch with us.”

• If you think you saw these people or this vehicle or anything suspicious please contact Lancashire police on 01524 63333 (quote Log number LC-20091205-0811) or Crimestoppers (anonymously) on 0800 555 111.

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