Raiders get away with 90 mobile phones

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More than 90 mobile phones worth a total of £26,500 have been stolen in a raid on a Currys/PC World store.

Police say thieves targeted the branch in Chorley on the evening of November 5 and gained entry by knocking through the rear wall of the building.

The raiders made off with a haul of phones including many of the most popular brands.

The theft took place between 20.50hrs and 21.25hrs at the premises on the Alliance Retail Park on Water Street.

The list of mobiles stolen included Apple iPhones 5 and 6 in grey, white, gold and silver, Microsoft Lumias 535 and 640 in black, Motorola V3s in black and green.

There were also a number of Samsung galaxy mobiles ranging from the A3, A5, S5 Mini, S3, S6, in white, silver, blue, gold and black along with Sony Experia M4s in black, white and coral.

Officers say all the IMEI numbers have been recorded and the phones have been blocked.

Police have appealed for help tracing any of the the phones and identifying the thieves.

A spokesperson said: “If you are offered any of these phones or know anything about this burglary or have any information about anyone involved or having knowledge of it, please contact Chorley Police Station or ring the neighbourhood office on 01257 246225.”