David Schwimmer has said the police were "a little disappointed" when they ruled him out as a suspect in a theft in Blackpool.

The former Friends star made headlines last year when fans noticed a suspect captured on CCTV bore an uncanny resemblance to the actor's famous character Ross Geller.

The suspect was pictured leaving a restaurant in the town carrying what appeared to be a tray of cans.

The suspect was pictured leaving a restaurant in Blackpool carrying what appeared to be a crate of cans (Photo: Blackpool Police Facebook)

Schwimmer responded amusingly by posting a video to his Twitter account that showed him scurrying through a convenience store carrying a carton of beer before looking up furtively at a CCTV camera.

He captioned the video: "Officers, I swear it wasn't me. As you can see, I was in New York.

"To the hardworking Blackpool Police, good luck with the investigation."

He added the hashtag #itwasntme to the post.

The American actor has now spoken about the incident on Channel 4's The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan.

He said: "I got a message from a buddy of mine saying 'Have you seen this from Blackpool Police?

"The police had posted something that was really funny. They were a little disappointed that they had ruled me out as a suspect; it wasn't me.

"They said something kind of cheeky and I thought 'Good on them for having a sense of humour', but I couldn't resist responding.

"So I went that day when I found out with a buddy of mine and we went to my local shop, this little market around the corner from where I live in the East Village.

"I know the manager there so I showed him what was going on and said 'Hey, can I just shoot something?'. Just to let them know I was definitely involved."

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