Residents in Southport town centre are being urged to be vigilant after a man was caught on camera allegedly trying to steal identity data from piles of bin bags

The unidentified male was caught by a concerned resident of Princes Street this evening shortly after 7.30pm when they noticed the man ripping up bin bags and removing paperwork before quickly leaving the scene

The concerned neighbour took photos of the man before sharing them to Facebook advising “Make sure you shred your paperwork as some melt has just been ripping through the bins taking letters on Princes Street.”