Arrest made after David Schwimmer look-a-like CCTV appeal goes viral 

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A 36-year-old man has been arrested following a police appeal for a suspect that went viral because he resembled Friends actor David Schwimmer.

Lancashire Police said the suspect was arrested in Southall, west London, on Monday evening by Met Police officers, in relation to an allegation of theft from a Blackpool restaurant on September 20.

The force said: "Thank you for the support, especially @DavidSchwimmer!"

The CCTV image went viral last month after people pointed out the resemblance between the suspect and Friends character Ross. 

READ MORE: Friends actor David Schwimmer releases hilarious video ‘proving’ Ross wasn’t suspect behind theft

David Schwimmer even took to social media to ‘prove’ he wasn’t the suspect. 

Friends actor David Schwimmer responds to 'Ross from Friends mugshot'. Picture: @DavidSchwimmer

Friends actor David Schwimmer responds to 'Ross from Friends mugshot'. Picture: @DavidSchwimmer

He released a video on Twitter, writing: ‘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. #itwasntme'’ 

The star played one of the show’s six main characters, Ross Geller – who had a sister named Monica – when it aired for 236 episodes over 10 years, from 1994.