Hunt on for sports club thief

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A serial sports club thief stole thousands of pounds worth of cash and mobile phones after successive raids over the weekend.

Detectvies are investigating after he struck at Thornton Cleveleys Football Club on Saturday, before targeting St Annes Cricket Club on Sunday.

Police say they want to speak to 62-year-old Alan Phillip, who also goes by the name Anthony Tye, about the thefts and a series of other raids at sports clubs across the country.

He is also wanted in Birmingham and Bristol over similar crimes.

Phillip is described as six ft two ins tall, usually wears casual or smart casual clothes and carries a rucksack.

It is thought he travels by public transport and stays at B and Bs, where he almost certainly pays cash.

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