Appeal after series of thefts of cash in pubs

The hunt is on for a man who is believed to have stolen cash from several pubs, including The Froth & Elbow in Dunstable.

The Kings Arms theft
The Kings Arms theft

Police believe the same person to be responsible forseveral incidents and have released CCTV footage in a public appeal.

At around 1.40pm on Saturday, September 26, a theft occurred at the Green Man pub in Market Hill, Royston. On this occasion a man went into the pub and made his way up to the flat within the pub. He took a small amount of money from the lounge area before leaving the premises (Herts crime reference number G4/15/678)

Between 10.50am and 11.20am on Tuesday, September 29, a man is believed to have entered the Froth & Elbow pub in High Street Dunstable and made his way upstairs where he stole a quantity of money (Beds crime reference JD/38010/2015)

At around 10.15am on Tuesday, November 10, a theft occurred at Rose and Crown in Market Place, Hitchin. The offender went into the premises via a side door, went behind the bar and stole hundreds of pounds which had been left on the till (Herts crime reference G1/15/2783)

At around 10.45am on Friday, January 8, 2016, £1,300 was taken from The Kings Arms in St Mary’s Street in Ely. The offender entered the pub through a side door before going into the dwelling part of the property, taking the money then leaving through the same side door. £700 of the cash was for charity which had been raised through a pub quiz, and the remaining £600 was to pay staff wages. (Cambs reference CF0011180116)

The images can be viewed on the Herts Police YouTube channel

Officers would like to speak with the man pictured in connection with the incident. If you can help identify him or have any information contact your local force via the police non-emergency number 101 quoting the above crime reference number.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.