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.
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