Man arrested on suspicion of high-value burglary in Rainford

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We have arrested a man on suspicion of high-value burglary following an incident in Rainford yesterday, Tuesday 6 April.

At around 4pm, a man returned to his home on Rookery Lane to find that entry had been forced and a number of items stolen, including bikes, watches and jewellery.

At 6.45pm, officers in the area spotted a suspected stolen Ford Fiesta on Pennywood Drive, Whiston, believed to have been involved in the offence. 

The vehicle attempted to evade officers near to Whiston Station and a man left on foot and was pursued and detained nearby.

A 35-year-old man from Preston, Lancashire was arrested on suspicion of burglary x 2; disqualified driving; and driving without insurance. He has been taken to a police station for questioning. The car is believed to have been stolen during a burglary in Preston, Lancashire in February. 

Detective Inspector Leanne Hobin said: “This was a smart piece of police work and our enquiries continue. We’ll continue to respond to all such reports of suspicious activity, stolen items for sale and ongoing incidents, and remove suspected burglars from the community.”

Suspect burglary where you are? You can pass information via our social media desk @MerPolCC on Twitter, 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 if a crime is in progress.

Advice on how to keep your home safe can be found here: and please follow our forcewide #OpCastle on social media for arrests, sentencings and advice about burglary. 

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