Two men have this week been charged with burglary offences following two separate incidents in Liverpool and Wirral, which detectives from Operation Castle investigated.
On Monday 28 August during the early hours of the morning, it was reported that a home had been broken into on Chamberlain Street, in Poulton, Wallasey, where a games console and two Kindle tablets were stolen.
When officers attended the home, the suspect was sighted nearby and arrested on suspicion of burglary.
Kevin Randle, 60, of Poulton, was subsequently charged with burglary and has been remanded to appear at Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton and St Helens Adult Remand Court today, Wednesday 30 August.
In a second incident on Tuesday 29 August, a man was seen wearing a balaclava on Princess Drive, Liverpool, at around 2am.
After a short foot pursuit, the man was arrested in connection to a reported burglary that occurred on the same street.
Christie Hegarty, 21, was subsequently charged with burglary and possession of a controlled Class B drug. He has been remanded to appear at Wirral Adult Remand Court today, Wednesday 30 August.
Operation Castle is Merseyside Police’s dedicated burglary team, whose work is targeted at reducing burglaries and bringing offenders to justice.
Always call 999 if a burglary is in progress. You can also pass information to the social media desk @MerPolCC on Twitter, ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook, call 101 or the independent charity @CrimestoppersUK anonymously, on 0800 555 111.