Officers have today (Tuesday 22 March) arrested three men during search warrants in South Liverpool following an investigation into a burglary.
The burglary happened in Borough Road in Birkenhead earlier this year, where a family was confronted by masked males who stole cash and jewellery.
Officers from Operation Castle team attended the three properties in Toxteth, Picton and Wavertree where the three arrests were made. A significant quantity of cash and jewellery was also seized.
A 30-year-old man from Toxteth, a 36-year-old man from Picton and a 40-year-old man from Wavertree have been arrested on suspicion of burglary, and taken into custody.
Detective Inspector Tony O’Brien, who heads the Operation Castle Burglary Team said, “As you would expect this burglary was very distressing for the occupants of the property that was targeted.
“Thankfully the victims were not seriously injured but were obviously left very shaken by their ordeal.
“Being a victim of a burglary can have a profound effect on the lives of victims, from the shock and unease felt by having somebody invade your home, the inconvenience of losing property, through to the often severe long-term psychological impacts.
“These three arrests are a very good result, however I would continue to urge anyone who has information in connection to this burglary to please come get in touch.”
Since the launch of Operation Castle in 2018, we have seen offenders sentenced to a total of more than 500 years in prison and seen burglary offences decrease year on year.
Detective Inspector O’Brien added, “Information from the community is vital so we can bring the offenders to justice, so please keep coming forward and we will take action.
“I urge residents to take a look at link below which provides advice at the different ways you can make your homes unattractive targets for would-be criminals. Advice is available on our website for locks, cameras and other measures to bring greater security and peace of mind.”
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