Two men jailed for burglary and theft

Two men have been jailed for burglary and theft offences in Merseyside.  

Lawrence Pybis aged 20 of Liverpool was jailed for three years for conspiracy to commit burglary at Liverpool Crown Court on Friday 1 April. 

Kieran Murphy aged 25 also of Liverpool was also jailed for three years and nine months for conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to steal motor vehicles. 

Their crimes were investigated as part of Operation Mothman – a conspiracy investigation into a series of burglaries and theft offences across Merseyside which spanned from 1 November 2020 to 26 January 2021, during which houses were broken into and vehicles parked outside were stolen.

Speaking after the sentencing, Detective Constable Pete Murphy said, “This was a detailed and complex investigation which demonstrates the commitment of our officers to put offenders like Pybis and Murphy behind bars where they belong.

To be a victim of 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.  

“Many other burglaries are still preventable as offenders are often opportunistic and there are a number of steps you can take. Lock your front and back door even when you are in, set your burglar alarm when you go out or go to bed and consider getting CCTV or doorbell technology, both of which can be valuable both as a deterrent measure but also when investigating incidents.” 

Always call 999 if a burglary is in progress. You can also pass information to the social media desk @MerPolCC on Twitter, ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook, call 101 or the independent charity @CrimestoppersUK anonymously, on 0800 555 111. 

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