Man arrested following burglary in Knowsley

A man has been arrested following a report of a burglary in Knowsley last week.

At around 12.15am on Thursday 17 February it was reported that a house on Roughwood Drive in Kirkby was broken into.

No one was injured during the incident.

Items reportedly stolen during the break-in included house and car keys, a red Ford SMax car and a Sony PlayStation 5 games console.

On Sunday 20 February, an 18-year-old man from St Helens was arrested on suspicion of burglary with intent to steal and being in possession of a controlled class B drug (cannabis). He has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Community Inspector David Morgan said, “This was a very distressing experience for the family who were left in a state of shock in having an intruder in their home.

“Burglaries can have a massive impact on the person and families affected as they have had their home invaded which is an awful experience to go through and can often have a massive and long-lasting impact on victims. 

“We encourage people to come forward if you know anything about suspected burglary and the sale of stolen goods where you are. We’ll act on all information provided. 

“Burglary offences have decreased year on year across Merseyside thanks largely to Operation Castle, an operation targeted at reducing burglaries, bringing offenders to justice, and ultimately sparing residents the anguish of being a victim of burglary.

“We have a dedicated burglary team called Operation Castle, who focus on hotspot areas and particular types of burglary. We’ve seen more than 500 years in prison handed out to suspects since we launched in 2018. Every sentence handed down makes the communities of Merseyside and beyond safer from the harm, distress and inconvenience that burglary brings.”

Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact @MerPolCC on Twitter, ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook or ring 101 with reference 22000116464.

Click here for advice and protection against burglary: https://www.merseyside.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/protect-home-crime/

You can also report any concerns to police on 999 if a crime is in progress, via 101, or via Twitter @MerPolCC.

You can also pass information via the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org

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