Thanks Friends! Police in Blackpool identify David Schwimmer lookalike suspect

The appeal received 100,000 comments - most dubbing him the "spitting image" of actor David Schwimmer.

Police searching for an alleged thief who resembles Ross Geller from the sitcom Friends believe they have identified the man they want to speak to.

Blackpool Police released images on social media of the man clutching a crate of beer.

The appeal received 100,000 comments - most joking about his close resemblance to Friends actor David Schwimmer.

Police in Blackpool have thanked the public for their help:

Schwimmer had responded to the picture on Wednesday by posting a video to his Twitter account that showed him scurrying through a shop carrying a carton of beer before looking up furtively at a CCTV camera.

He captioned the video: "Officers, I swear it wasn't me. As you can see, I was in New York."

"To the hardworking Blackpool Police, good luck with the investigation."