Teens held over bur­glary spree

Southport Visiter - - Front Page - BY JAMIE LOPEZ jamie.lopez@reach­plc.com @jamie_lopez1

THREE teenagers have been ar­rested after a spate of bur­glar­ies, in­clud­ing sev­eral at a char­ity shop.

A 14-year-old from South­port and two 16-year-olds will ap­pear at Mersey­side Youth Court in Liver­pool later this month, charged with car­ry­ing out bur­glar­ies in July and Au­gust.

Among the al­leged tar­gets of the three, who can­not be named for le­gal rea­sons, was the Ox­fam char­ity shop in Formby Vil­lage, while Formby Pool and a fast food take­away were also bur­gled.

The two 16-year-olds, from Formby and Ains­dale, are also ac­cused of bur­gling a home on Burn­ley Road in Ains­dale.

A house in Birk­dale was also said to have been bur­gled by the Formby sus­pect.

The Ox­fam store was first bro­ken into in the al­leged crime spree on July 16, with the two 16-year-olds ac­cused of car­ry­ing out that bur­glary.

Those two are then said to have bur­gled the house in Burn­ley Road a day later, as well as car­ry­ing out bur­glar­ies at Formby’s USC gym overnight on the July 17/18 and again on July 18/19.

All three are ac­cused of car­ry­ing out another spree one month later. with the Ox­fam shop and nearby Flames take­away both bur­gled on Au­gust 16.

They are also ac­cused of an at­tempted bur­glary at Formby Pool a day later, as well as yet another bur­glary at the Ox­fam store.

The 16-year-old from Formby is fur­ther ac­cused of car­ry­ing out a bur­glary on Up­per Aughton Road in Birk­dale dur­ing some time be­tween Au­gust 1 and Au­gust 24.

The ar­rests came as Mersey­side po­lice car­ried out an on­go­ing crack­down on bur­glar­ies.

The three are all due to ap­pear in court on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 30.

The Ox­fam shop in Formby was bur­gled three times

Formby Pool, above, and Flames take­away, left, were both tar­gets of bur­glar­ies

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.