On Friday 7 July, a man was jailed for more than three years in prison for a series of burglaries committed in Liverpool.
John Joseph Foster, 38 years, of Tuebrook appeared at Liverpool Crown Court and was sentenced to three years and four months behind bars for burglary offences which took place in May this year.
Foster was convicted for two burglary offences committed in Bagot Steet and Norwich Street in Wavertree, and attempted burglary at a property on Cranbourne Road.
Detective Inspector Steven Byrom, of the Burglary Team (Operation Castle), said, “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 am pleased that both offenders will now spend time behind bars for their actions and I would continue to encourage people to report any suspicious behaviour so we can take action.
“We are determined to keep reducing offences and the harm this causes across Merseyside, and we will act on information we receive.
“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 will continue to work proactively with communities and our partners to keep this progress going.”
Click here for advice and protection against burglary: https://www.merseyside.police.uk/advice-and-protection/burglary-and-theft/
If you have CCTV, smart doorbell or dashcam footage of suspicious activity in your area but don’t know if it is linked to a specific offence, you can upload it online for the Operation Castle team here: https://unitedkingdom1cpp-portal.digital-policing.co.uk/merseyside/appeal/castle
Your footage will be reviewed by Merseyside Police for potential links to reported offences in your area, and may help us gather evidence to solve burglaries and bring offenders to justice.
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
Image: Merseyside Police/John Foster