Two offenders have been jailed for a series of burglaries in Liverpool.
A 17-year-old male from Toxteth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Liverpool Youth Magistrates Court yesterday, Monday 18 July, and was sentenced to one year and three months behind bars.
In June, Jake Phillip Burrows, 22 years, also of Toxteth was jailed for four years, six months for the burglaries. He was also given a further two years, four months for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs (heroin and crack cocaine) in Chester.
Both defendants were convicted for 11 burglary offences committed in Mossley Hill and Aigburth areas on 8 February. They targeted a number of properties on roads including Rose Lane, Brodie Avenue, Heatherdale Road, Avonmore Avenue and Lugard Road.
Detective Constable Pete Murphy, 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 reports 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 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
Why not follow birkenhead.news on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter? You can also send story ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org