The Lancashire police department revealed this morning that a 36-year-old man had been arrested in London by the Metropolitan Police, even going so far as to thank Schwimmer for bringing attention to the case.
Following the appeal we posted looking for a man who resembles a well-known actor, we now have an update. Thanks to our colleagues @MetPoliceUK, a 36-year-old man was arrested in Southall last night on suspicion of theft. Thank you for the support, especially @DavidSchwimmer! pic.twitter.com/nOgF1KQb0X— LancsPolice (@LancsPolice) November 13, 2018
Once the photo of the thief went viral, Schwimmer recreated a video of the security footage shared by police — but because it was filmed in New York, he had a pretty solid alibi.