Preston man arrested after attempted burglary of quick test coronavirus kits at Walton-le-Dale Covid testing centre

Posted on - 20th January, 2021 - 1:13pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News, South Ribble News, Walton-le-Dale
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Preston Police have released information surrounding an attempted burglary on Friday, January 8.


A man arrived at the Covid testing centre in Walton-le-Dale claiming to be a staff member.

He said he needed to move a large amount of stock to a second site.

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The man went to a building and attempted to remove quick testing kits, but left in a taxi with a second man, empty-handed, after being challenged by genuine staff members.

Following a number of enquiries, two men – a 32-year-old man from Preston and a 29-year-old man from Blackburn – have been arrested on suspicion of burglary.

They have since been released under investigation, pending further enquiries.

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