Appeal and advice following two burglaries

Merseyside Police is issuing advice to homeowners following two burglaries in South Liverpool this week.

A report was received at around 5pm on Wednesday that entry to a house on Wallgate Road, Childwall had been forced through a door between 11am and 4.45pm. Two rings, earrings and an Apple laptop were taken.

A report was received at 6.45am on Thursday (11 January 2017) stating two cars had been stolen from a driveway on Canterbury Park, Allerton sometime between 11.45pm on Tuesday and 6.30asm on Wednesday. Offenders had forced entry through a rear door. Car keys and a silver Vauxhall Astra and grey VW Golf were taken.

There is no information to suggest the incidents are linked.

Local Inspector Andy Wignall said: "We believe that offenders in both incidents gained entry through rear doors before entering the premises and taking jewellery and car keys from inside.

"If anyone noticed people acting suspiciously in the area of Wallgate Road or Canterbury Park at the time of the incidents on Wednesday and Thursday, or has home CCTV which captured anyone in the area, let us know and we will act on all information given. If you have been offered the jewellery, laptop or have any information on the cars we are also keen to hear from you.

"I would urge local residents to check their front doors, windows and garage doors to make sure doors are secure and prevent becoming easy targets, and ensure your car keys are safely out of sight.

“Once you get into the habit of doing a quick check it doesn’t take much time at all and can save you a lot of distress in the long run. It is especially important at this time of year when the hours of darkness are longer.

"We also continue to distribute crime prevention advice to victims and residents, which is also available on the Force website.”

Anyone with information in relation to these offences or burglaries in general is asked to call 101 quoting reference number 0518211006 for the Canterbury Park incident or 0518210712 for the Wallgate Road incident. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111. You can also use their online form anonymously: