Suspected burglars found up tree following incident in Norris Green
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We have arrested two men on suspicion of burglary offences following an incident in Norris Green in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 12 May.
At around 1.40am, Matrix officers were called reports of a Peugeot being stolen from outside a home on East Lancashire Road. The car was found minutes later on Bulford Road and two men were seen making off. With the assistance of the National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter, a containment was put in place and two men were found up a tree in a garden on Studland Road.
They were detained.
A 24-year-old man from Kirkby and an 18-year-old man from Croxteth were arrested on suspicion of burglary, and have been taken to a police station for questioning by detectives.
Detective Sergeant Darren Hankin from Operation Castle, our force response to burglary, said: “This was smart work by officers and our valued colleagues at NPAS, assisted by those reporting the offence to us immediately. It isn’t easy to hide from officers, police dogs and the heat-sensors and lights of a circling helicopter, as these two showed by trying to hide up a tree.
“We’re committed to tackling burglary offences across Merseyside every day, so report any incidents or suspicions to us and we’ll take action.”
Always call 999 if you suspect that a burglary is in progress. You can also pass information via our social media desk @MerPolCC on Twitter, 'Merseyside Police Contact Centre' on Facebook, call 101 or the independent charity @CrimestoppersUK anonymously, on 0800 555 111. #OpCastle