Youths attempt to break in to same house they previously burgled

Merseyside Police is appealing for information following a report of a burglary in Tranmere on Friday (4 August).

Just after 10.10pm, it was reported a group of offenders gained entry to the house on Bebington Road, which was unoccupied at the time.

While it is not believed anything of significant value was taken, the suspects reportedly caused damage to the house during the burglary.

The offenders were described as being male and female, and aged around 15/16 years old. They left the property after being disturbed by a neighbour and went on foot in the direction of Victoria Park.

Officers attended and conducted house-to-house enquiries, and are exploring CCTV opportunities. 

A forensic examination of the scene has taken place, and additional patrols will be in the area in the coming days to provide reassurance for residents. 

It was further reported a group of youths attempted to gain access to the same house just before 7pm on Sunday (6 August). Police attended soon after and despite efforts to apprehend the suspects, the group dispersed into the park.

Enquiries into both incidents are ongoing.

Detective Inspector Dave Sung said, “Burglary is a despicable crime which can leave victims feeling their security at home has been completely violated.

“We know the pain and hurt it can cause victims, and launched a dedicated operation, Operation Castle, in 2018 to reinforce our commitment to tackling burglaries. 

“Now into its sixth year, the operation has led to year-on-year reductions in burglaries across Merseyside, sparing many residents the pain of being subjected to a burglary and sending burglars to jail for hundreds of years in total.

“If you saw anything suspicious on Bebington Road at around 10pm on Friday evening or happened to be driving in the area and could have captured something on dashcam please contact police.

“Any information we get on burglaries and suspicious activity in your area could help us stop burglars in their tracks and protect others from this terrible offence.”

Anyone with information on the incidents can DM @MerPolCC on Twitter, message ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook or call 101 quoting reference 23000712706.

Alternatively, come forward anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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