We have today welcomed the sentencing of a 37 year-old man for burglary.
Andrew Tyrer, of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to a burglary at The Childwall Fiveways Hotel on Queens Drive, Childwall, in January this year in which car keys and bank cards were stolen. He also pleaded guilty to two attempted burglaries and six counts of fraud by false representation in relation to stolen bank cards being used.
He was sentenced to 32 months when he appeared at Liverpool Crown Court today, Wednesday 29th April.
Detective Sergeant Darren Hankin said: “Burglaries, whether involving homes or businesses, have a massive impact on victims and we are committed to finding the people responsible and bringing them to justice.
“Operation Castle is our ongoing response to burglary offences across Merseyside and was set up to pursue and put before the courts anyone suspected of being involved in burglary offences in our communities.
“I would ask if you see or hear anyone acting suspiciously close to homes or businesses, let us know and we will take action.”
Advice on how to keep your valuable safe and secure; marking your property to deter burglars, and a checklist when leaving the home can be found here: https://www.merseyside.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/residential-burglary/
Some advice to help keep goods safe:
Lock all doors and windows, even when at home
Keep valuables out of sight of anyone passing by.
Remove keys from doors once they are locked.
Don’t leave your car keys on display (on window ledges/worktops) and don’t leave them by doors or windows where they could be grabbed with a hook or cane.
Secure your shed and garage properly. Don’t leave tools lying around these could be used to help offender gain entry to your home.
Don’t leave any empty boxes advertising new electrical equipment you may have bought outside your house. Try to dispose of the packaging carefully by taking it to a recycling centre or keep it out of sight until the day your rubbish is collected.
Consider investing in a safe and keeping valuable possessions inside. Keep the safe in a secure, hidden place and do not share the code or key with anyone.
Report any suspicious people, vehicles or behaviour in your neighbourhood.
Always call 999 if a burglary is in progress and you can also report any information on suspected burglary and sale of stolen goods via @MerPolCC or anonymously to @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111. #OpCastle #BeatTheBurglar