Op. Castle: Wavertree man sentenced to 32 months in prison for burglary
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Detectives from Operation Castle, our dedicated burglary team, are welcoming the sentencing of a Wavertree man following a residential burglary in April.
On Thursday 15 April, entry was gained to an address on Salisbury Road and a TV was stolen. Following enquiries, officers arrested and charged 32-year-old Robin Vasko of Cranborne Road, Wavertree in July.
Vasko was sentenced to 32 months in prison at Liverpool Crown Court today, Friday 10 September.
Detective Constable Pete Murphy from Operation Castle said: “It is pleasing to see Vasko being sentenced and shows our commitment to investigating and bringing to justice those who invade the homes of people in all of our communities.
“We understand that burglary often has a massive and long-lasting impact on victims. It can be a really personal and invasive crime and victims can struggle to come to terms with offenders having entered their homes and stolen personal items. Hopefully Vasco being identified and dealt with is of some comfort to the victim in this case.
“Operation Castle is a dedicated team of detectives and we’ve seen more than 500 years in prison handed out to suspects since we launched in 2018. Every sentence handed down makes the communities of Merseyside and beyond safer from the harm, distress and inconvenience that burglary brings.
“Key to these successes can often be information from those communities being targeted, so I would continue to ask people to report anything suspicious, and come forward with any information you may have seen or heard. Consider investing in doorbell technology or other security devices too, as this can prove an effective deterrent and prevent your home being an easy target for opportunist burglars. More advice can be found on our website.”
Information on making your home secure can be found here: Crime prevention advice | Merseyside Police
Always call 999 if a burglary is in progress. You can also pass information to the social media desk @MerPolCC on Twitter, 'Merseyside Police Contact Centre' on Facebook, call 101 or the independent charity @CrimestoppersUK anonymously, on 0800 555 111