Burglary in Wennington Road, Southport

The burglary took place between Tuesday 19th and 21st January whilst the residents were away.

The resident who asked not to be named said: “My house was broken into on Wennington Road over the past 3 nights. Not sure of the exact date as we were away from the house but when we returned we had found a number of items missing. They are all decorative items which we found slightly odd”

The police have been informed.

Enquiries are on-going in relation to this matter and anyone with any information is asked to contact Sefton CID on 0151 777 3059 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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A police spokesperson said: “Residents need to take more time to ensure their property and deter thieves”.

“It is vital that we all do everything we can to stop these people in their tracks”.

“It doesn’t take long to double-check you’ve locked up your house or car properly and it could save you the hours of stress and upset that come with being burgled.”

Simple steps to deter burglars and car thieves, include:

Lock front and back doors when you are elsewhere in the house or in your back garden

Make sure you lock UPVC doors properly by lifting the handle and turning the key

Make use of your burglar alarm when you are going out or to bed at night

Keep valuables such as laptops, phones and handbags out of sight and away from windows where someone peering in can spot them

Don’t leave valuables on display in your vehicle – take them with you or, if you can’t, at least put them out of sight in the boot

Always lock your vehicle, even if only leaving it unattended for a few moments, and activate the alarm.

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