Burglary attempt at Fishergate shop foiled by passer-by

Posted on - 14th October, 2020 - 3:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Mountain Warehouse in Fishergate Pic: Google
Mountain Warehouse in Fishergate Pic: Google

Police are appealing for information about a burglary in Preston during Tuesday (14 October) evening.


In a tongue in cheek post to Facebook, Preston Police said they are urging the males involved to come forward and enter their “famous raffle,
with the main prize being a night’s stay in our top rated 1* custody suite courtesy of TripAdvisor.”

Police were called to reports of a burglary at 23:45 at Mountain Warehouse on Fishergate in Preston.

Two male suspects gained entry to the store by ripping a hole in the bottom of the boarded up entrance and attempted to steal shirts and jackets.

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However, a member of the public spotted and chased them. Whilst being chased, the suspects dropped the clothing which has been collected and returned to the owner.

The stolen goods were dropped as the burglars fled
The stolen goods were dropped as the burglars fled

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Preston Police said: “We would like to say thank you to the member of the public who bravely tried to apprehend the fleeing suspects.”

Anyone with any information or saw the incident taking place is being asked to contact them via 101 or by emailing

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