27/10/2015 16:09 GMT | Updated 27/10/2015 16:59 GMT

Bill Bailey's Tour Bus 'Nicked' From Car Park During Performance In Liverpool

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Bill Bailey performs on stage at the Kew The Music concert at Kew Gardens on July 20, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by C Brandon/Redferns via Getty Images)

Bill Bailey’s tour bus was stolen on Monday… in Liverpool. The comedian was performing at the city's Philharmonic Hall when the Mercedes Sprinter Splitter van was swiped from the car park. The 51-year-old tweeted:

The thieves first gained access to the production room to lift a laptop and the keys before making off with the bus, which had tour merchandise on board.

The comic asked for local help in catching the criminals, making an appeal on his Facebook page.

Scousers, keep 'em peeled...At 2.30pm yesterday afternoon (Mon 26th October) two thieves entered the Liverpool...

Posted by Bill Bailey on Tuesday, 27 October 2015

According to PA, Merseyside Police confirmed they are investigating and are studying CCTV footage. "Merseyside Police can confirm that yesterday (Monday October 26), officers received a report that a Mercedes Sprinter van was stolen from the car park of the Royal Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, Liverpool, at around 2.30pm,” a statement read.

The statement continued: "Officers believe keys for the van were stolen from an office at the location. Inquiries are ongoing at this time, CCTV is being examined and anyone with information is encouraged to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."