A BRAZEN thief raided a theatre wearing a cap with the words 'CRIME IN PROGRESS' emblazoned on the front.

Police release the pictures and are now hunting the man and an accomplice following the raid at Chorley Little Theatre.

A spokesman for police said: "We are currently investigating a burglary that occurred at Chorley Little Theatre whereby two males have broken into the building and stolen items, including cash and tools from within.

"One of the offenders was kind enough to wear a hat telling us exactly what he was doing.

"We would like to speak with Joseph Lancaster as part of our investigation.

"If you know where Joseph is, or have any information that may assist us, please contact PC 3932 Exley on 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously."