Busker had her money stolen in street robbery near Marks and Spencer

Posted on - 25th September, 2019 - 10:34am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News

A street performer had her hat full of money stolen during a robbery near Marks and Spencer in Fishergate on Sunday.


Police believe a number of people witnessed the incident involving a woman who was singing outside the shop.

Officers were called at around 3.05pm on September 22 to reports another woman had approached the busker and after a short altercation made off with her cash.

After investigation a woman was later arrested and charged in connection with the offence.

Lisa McFarlane, 34, of Knowsley Street, Preston, has been charged with robbery and appeared at Preston Magistrates’ Court on Monday (September 23).

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Police believe a number of people saw what happened and are keen for witnesses to come forward.

PC Damien Brook, of Preston Police, said: “From reviewing CCTV we know several people saw what happened and we want them to come forward and assist our investigation.

“While we have made an arrest and charged a woman, we are keen to speak to anyone with information.”

If you can help police please call 101 or email quoting log reference 0893 of September 22.

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