Po­lice is­sue warn­ing after bur­glary spate

Southport Visiter - - Front Page - BY CHRISTY BYRNE [email protected]­i­tymir­ror.com @ByrneChristy

A PEN­SIONER who dis­ap­peared while Christ­mas shop­ping in Liver­pool city cen­tre was found in South­port al­most 24 hours later.

Carol Green, 73, was taken to hos­pi­tal and re­united with fam­ily after be­ing found on Fri­day morn­ing.

Po­lice had is­sued an ur­gent ap­peal to find the Wir­ral pen­sioner, de­scrib­ing her as high risk. She had not pre­vi­ously been seen since she was in the city cen­tre Marks & Spencer store at around 2.30pm on Thurs­day.

RES­I­DENTS in Crossens and Church­town are be­ing warned to en­sure the safety of their homes after bur­glars struck in the area.

Mersey­side po­lice said that two bur­glar­ies took place in Fleet­wood Road on the evening of Fri­day, De­cem­ber 14, while the force had also re­ceived re­ports of two men try­ing to gain en­try to houses on North Road in the early hours of Sun­day morn­ing.

A po­lice spokesper­son said: “Two bur­glar­ies oc­curred at ad­dresses in dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions on Fleet­wood Road in South­port be­tween the hours of 7pm and 11pm on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 14.

“The of­fender(s) forced the win­dow frame of a kitchen door to gain en­try to one ad­dress.

“The other ad­dress (a bun­ga­low) ap­pears to have been en­tered via a up­per bed­room win­dow.

“Jew­ellery, cash and two hand­bags were stolen.

“Po­lice pa­trols at­tended both ad­dresses. PCSOs have fol­lowed up with vic­tim sup­port and fur­ther lo­cal in­quiries.

“If you wit­nessed any one act­ing sus­pi­ciously in this area be­tween these times, please con­tact us via di­rect mes­sage to this page and we will add your de­tails to the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.”

Fol­low­ing the re­ports on Sun­day morn­ing, in a post on the Sefton Po­lice Face­book page, po­lice said: “Bur­glary alert warn­ing for res­i­dents of Crossens/Church­town.

“Lo­cal res­i­dents re­ported see­ing two men try­ing front door han­dles to houses on North Road be­tween 3am and 4am on Sun­day morn­ing (De­cem­ber 16).

“If you live on North Road or the vicin­ity did you see these men, or do you have CCTV that may have cap­tured images of them?

“If you have in­for­ma­tion, please leave con­tact de­tails for us by di­rect mes­sage on this page so that we can con­tact you.”

Po­lice added that res­i­dents should be aware of these in­ci­dents and gave the fol­low­ing ad­vice for keep­ing homes safe.

“Al­ways lock doors and win­dows be­fore you go to bed and be­fore you leave the house.

“Timers for lights and ra­dios can help make your home ap­pear oc­cu­pied even if it isn’t.

“Keep new gifts/items of value in se­cure places and not left out in view or un­der Christ­mas trees on view through win­dows.”

Sefton po­lice added that an in­crease in foot pa­trols in South­port town cen­tre should be no­tice­able to res­i­dents in the lead up to Christ­mas.

Bur­glars struck at homes in Fleet­wood Road

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