A man who broke into two houses in Woolton and Wavertree after he was released from prison last year following a previous burglary offence has been jailed.
Paul Andrews of no fixed abode aged 31 was sentenced to three years for burglary offences at Liverpool Crown Court yesterday (Tuesday 29 March).
Andrews was released on license in March 2021 but just three months later he was linked to a series of burglaries on Blackwood Avenue, Woolton road and Rutherford road.
An extensive review of CCTV footage in the area revealed Andrews as a main suspect. He was arrested on August 2021 after he tried to escape from officers by jumping from the roof of a house that broke both of his ankles.
Andrews was recalled to prison and later charged with two counts of burglary and a public order offence after he fled from a member of the public who tried to stop him during one of the incidents in June last year.
Detective Constable Pete Murphy said, “To repeatedly steal from others in their own homes is a callous crime. Andrews showed a complete disregard for the law and I hope the fact that he is back behind bars proves how determined we are in reducing burglary offences.
“Being a victim of burglary 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.
“I would like to thank the members of our community who helped identify Andrews and place him back behind bars for his repeated offences and I would continue to encourage people to report any suspicious behaviour so we can take action.
“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.”
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