Pair wanted over smash and grab at a Blackpool store

Grainy CCTV footage, provided by Lancashire Police, of the  men wanted in connection with the incident
Grainy CCTV footage, provided by Lancashire Police, of the men wanted in connection with the incident

Police are hunting two men who smashed the window of a Blackpool store and stole a high value power tool.

The incident happened early on Saturday at the shop in Beech Avenue, close to Stanley Park.

Grainy CCTV footage, provided by Lancashire Police, of the  men wanted in connection with the incident

Grainy CCTV footage, provided by Lancashire Police, of the men wanted in connection with the incident

At around 8.50am a green Ford car was driven onto the forecourt

A man left the vehicle and approached the shop window.

He returned to the car and made off with the driver.

Several minutes later the pair returned in the same vehicle.

The pair have gone to some planning before stealing the saw and it is important we locate them

The passenger left the car, with the driver positioning the vehicle to hide him from view.

The passenger then smashed the shop window before the driver left the car, went inside the shop and took an orange Stihl saw valued at £500.

Police are appealing for information following the incident, which they believe was premeditated, and are keen to speak to two men captured on CCTV.

PC James Brewster, of Blackpool Police, said: “Do you recognise these men? We want to trace them after a power tool was stolen in Blackpool.

“The pair have gone to some planning before stealing the saw and it is important we locate them.

“If you recognise either man, or the vehicle involved, please contact police immediately.”Anyone with information can contact police on 101, quoting crime reference WA1612359.

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.