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Appeal by police investigating burglaries in Lancashire

Damien James Bennett Photo: Lancashire Police

Lancashire Police are appealing for help in tracing a man, as they investigate 14 burglaries in the Preston area.

They took place at businesses across the city centre between 8th May and 1st June.

During each incident items including tills, spirits and the takings from gambling machines and vending machines, have been stolen.

Police want to trace Damien James Bennett, 42, of no fixed address

He also goes by the name Benny.

“We believe Damien Bennett is in the Preston area and we are urging anybody who sees him, or knows where he may be, to contact us as soon as possible.

"Similarly we would urge Bennett himself, if he sees this appeal, to hand himself in.”

– PC Chris Brown

Bennett is described as white, around 6ft tall, of medium build, with short or shaven dark hair. He has a sun-style tattoo on his lower left arm. He could be wearing sunglasses and a hooded top tied around his neck, and will possibly be in possession of a backpack.

Anybody with information about his whereabouts is asked to or call 01772 209 516, quoting log number SA1707210.