Update - MSOC Investigation - Aggravated Burglaries And Robberies

Update as at Friday, 28 March, 6.30pm
 
Merseyside Police can confirm that a man has been charged following a burglary at a property on Glendyke Road, Allerton, on Friday, 7 February 2014.
 
Jack Hunter, 19-years-old, of Hillsmore Way, Everton, is charged with aggravated burglary, false imprisonment, possession of an offensive weapon, possession of a firearm at the time of committing a schedule one offence and handling stolen goods.
 
He is due to appear at Liverpool City Magistrates Court tomorrow, Saturday, 29 March.
 
Original statement
 
Detectives from the Matrix Serious and Organised Crime (MSOC) Investigation Wing are investigating a number of aggravated burglaries and robberies in Liverpool.

The seven offences took place at various locations across Merseyside and at this stage of enquiries; detectives are linking the incidents, in which all victims were members of the Chinese community.
 
Officers are investigating incidents that took place between Friday, 7 February and Tuesday, 4 March in Allerton, Aigburth, Childwall, Anfield, Wavertree, Rainford and West Derby.
 
All incidents took place between 7pm and 9pm and at each address, three to four men, dressed in black with their faces covered, either attempted to or managed to force their way into properties. When they did manage to get in inside they threatened residents, arming themselves with items they found in the houses before stealing cash and jewellery.

Officers would urge anybody with any information to contact MSOC Investigation Wing on 0151 777 8619 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.