Teens held over burglary spree
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