Police are hunting a group of men after a burglary at a town centre jewellers last night.
Detectives have confirmed one man was arrested following a report of a burglary in Southport last night (Monday 21 March)
At around 9pm officers were called to a report of a burglary at a jewellers on Lord Street.
A group of males on motorbikes forced entry into the premises and stole a large quantity of jewellery from the building.
A 43-year-old man from Liverpool was arrested on suspicion of Burglary after officers stopped one of the offenders who fled the scene towards London Street.
The man remains in custody as enquiries continue.
A large police scene is currently in place on Lord Street whilst officers conduct forensic examinations and review CCTV footage.
Detective Chief Inspector Gayle Rooney said: “Thanks to a member of the public who called us as soon as this incident took place our officers were able to make an prompt arrest.
“The investigation is in its early stages and we will be reviewing all CCTV locally and speaking to business owners and anyone with information. If you were in the area and saw or heard anything, please let us know.
“Whilst we are establishing exactly what was stolen, I would ask if any individuals or businesses have been or are offered jewellery in Merseyside or surrounding areas in the coming days and have any suspicions as to their origin, please get in contact.
“This would be a distressing and inconvenient experience for any business and we will act on all information to find those responsible and bring them to justice.”
A spokesperson for Rebecca’s Jeweller’s said: “We are saddened to share that yesterday evening we were targeted by thieves.
“As of yet we do not know the full extent of the damaged they have caused, the police are currently carrying out their investigations.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident or with any information can contact us by DM via our social media desk on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference to 22000197543.
You can also contact the independent charity Crime stoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.