Jan 23 2014 by Sophie McCoid, Ormskirk Advertiser
POLICE are appealing for information following a series of thefts from a chain of opticians.
Officers are keen to speak to the man pictured, right, in connection with the theft from the Burscough branch of Heyes Opticians.
The theft at the Burscough store took place on December 23, some time between 10.30am and 10.50am.
Neil Heyes, of Heyes opticians, posted a CCTV video of the alleged shoplifter onto Youtube and publicised it through the opticians social media channels, including Facebook and Twitter, encouraging people to view and share the video to try and catch the man responsible.
In the video, the man enters the store and proceeds to try on several pairs of glasses before looking around and allegedly pocketing two pairs of designer frames.
A police spokesman said: “The frames that were stolen were Calvin Klein and Rayban and are estimated to cost around £450.
“The investigation into this incident is still ongoing and we are keen to speak to the man pictured on CCTV.
“We are appealing to the public to get in touch with us if they have any information.”
Branches of the optician in Ormskirk and Skelmersdale have also been targeted and had frames stolen within the past month, but it is not clear if these are connected to the Burscough incident.
Anyone with information about any of these incidents is asked to contact police on 101 or alternatively to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
The Youtube video which allegedly shows the theft at the Burscough store can be found at: http:// www.youtube. com/ watch?v=st L1Pd4kyMM