Man wanted by police after cash and safe stolen from children's nursery in Accrington

A safe and a locked tin containing cash was stolen from a children's nursery in Accrington.

By Sean Gleaves
Thursday, 21st April 2022, 6:48 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd April 2022, 7:15 am

The suspect smashed the rear window of a children’s nursery in Cannon Street to gain entry at around 9.15pm on Wednesday (April 20).

They then walked around the nursery before stealing a safe and a locked black tin containing cash from the main office.

Police said the tin – which had been emptied by the offended – was found in the grounds of St James Church.

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Do you recognise this man? Police want to speak to him after a children's nursery was broken into in Lancashire.

The digital safe was still missing as of Thursday afternoon (April 21).

Detectives have since released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to as part of their investigation.

Anyone with information can contact the local neighbourhood policing office on 01254 353 137 or 101, quoting LC-20220421-0204 or 04/73096/22.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at