David Schwimmer provides alibi for theft in London!

The police in Blackpool, England posted a surveillance photo on Facebook of a guy who committed a robbery, and asked people if they recognized him.

They didn't get any leads, but a ton of people pointed out that he looks just like DAVID SCHWIMMER.

The cops received SO many "tips" that it was David, that they actually updated the post, adding, quote, "We have investigated this matter thoroughly and have confirmed that David Schwimmer was in America on this date. We're so sorry it has to be this way."  That's a reference to the "Friends" theme song.  And someone on social media joked, quote, "I don't think it's been this guy's day, his week, his month or even his year."

The story went VIRAL, and David responded with an ALIBI.  He said, quote, "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 attached a video where he's carrying an armful of beer just like the suspect, but he's in a New York supermarket with ads for the YANKEES