Police are warning Southport residents to be on the look out after a number of burglaries October 1st, 2015 Connor_Henderson Latest News Shares Comments Police are warning Southport residents to be vigilant after 105 were broken into between 1st August and 18th September as well as a large number of bikes being stolen. Merseyside police officers are asking residents to raise there security in there homes after the increase in crime around the southport area. Detectives said that around 40% of the houses broken into had doors and windows left open allowing the thieves to gain easy access to the residences. Neighbourhood Inspector Graham Fisher was at the Southport Area Committee meeting last night and spoke on the issue: “An overtime operation was launched, with officers working round the clock, and as a result of this 26 arrests were made; 14 of these in relation to the burglaries. Criminals have been coming into the area from outside Southport, from places such as St Helens.While the operation has seen the number of burglaries decrease significantly, we need the public to assist us by stopping sneak-in burglars who target properties with open doors or windows.” If anyone has information regarding any of the burglaries or bike thefts, they are asked to contact Merseyside Police on the non-emergency telephone number, 101. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!