Man arrested and charged with burglary after raid on Chorley Little Theatre

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A man has been arrested and charged following a burglary at Chorley Little Theatre.


The theatre was looted in the early hours of Thursday, May 23 when two men broke into the venue in Dole Lane.

Chorley Little Theatre was burgled on Thursday, May 23.

Chorley Little Theatre was burgled on Thursday, May 23.

The men were captured on the venue's CCTV, with one brazen suspect wearing a baseball cap emblazoned with "Crime in Progress".

From the video footage, police had identified one of the men as Joe Lancaster, from Chorley.

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On Thursday, June 6, police arrested Lancaster. He has since been charged with burglary.

A spokesman for Chorley Police said: "We previously appealed for information about Joe Lancaster who was wanted in connection with a burglary at Chorley Little Theatre.

"Well, we located Joe Lancaster last night (Thursday, June 6) and he has been charged with burglary and has been remanded into custody."

It has not been confirmed whether the other suspect has been arrested.

Lancashire Police have been approached for comment.