Detectives are appealing for information following a burglary in Ainsdale where a car and a number of items were reportedly stolen.
At around 4.10am this morning (Friday 4 February) it was reported that three or four males broke into a house on Leamington Road.
The suspects made off when they were disturbed by the occupier. No one was injured during the incident.
Items reportedly stolen during the break-in include house and car keys, a Skoda Fabia car, and a wallet containing money, bank cards and driving licence.
Police attended the property, and National Police Air Service (NPAS) undertook a search of the Sefton area to locate the suspects and stolen car.
The vehicle was later found abandoned on Harrops Croft, Netherton and has been recovered for forensic examination.
An investigation is now underway including CCTV and doorbell footage, and house to house enquiries.
Detective Inspector James Halpin said: “This was a very distressing experience for the victim who was left in a state of shock.
“Burglaries can have a massive impact on the person and families affected as they have had their home invaded which is an awful experience to go through, and can often have a massive and long-lasting impact on victims.
“We urge anyone with any information to contact us so we can bring the offenders to justice.”
We have a dedicated burglary team called Operation Castle, who focus on hotspot areas and particular types of burglary. 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.