Warning after spate of burglaries
HOMEOWNERS are being urged to be on their guard after a spate of burglaries, where the thieves used gardening equipment and tools belonging to residents, at properties across Southport and Formby to break into them.
In the past fortnight burglaries or attempted burglaries have taken place in Salford Road, Burnley Road, Dunlop Avenue, Kingsbury Close in Ainsdale; Tintern Drive, Freshfield Road (2), Lytles Close, Kirklake Road(garage), Elson Road, Deansgate Lane North, Fountains Way, Wicks Lane, Lonsdale Road, Kent Road, College Avenue in Formby and at a garage in Blundell Road in Hightown.
A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: “The current modus operandi being adopted by offenders includes; entry being forced via doors and windows using gardening equipment or tools left discarded at the property.
“We encourage all home owners to ensure all gardening equipment is safely put away after being used and not left on open display in the garden. Utilise out-houses, garages and sheds and ensure these are locked securely at all times.”