We arrested a man in the early hours of today (Wednesday 8 June) following a report of burglary at an apartment in Liverpool city centre last month.
It was reported at around 5.15am on 15 May that a man woke to find a burglar in the bedroom of a property on Wolstenholme Square.
Following a scuffle, the offender left a laptop he had picked up but made off on foot with a wallet.
A man was identified on CCTV using cards contained in the wallet and at 2am on Wednesday 8 June, officers on patrol on Roscoe Street in Liverpool city centre detained a man.
A 51-year-old man from Liverpool was arrested on suspicion of burglary with intent to steal, and possession of Class A and B drugs (cocaine and cannabis).
He has been taken into custody to be questioned.
Detective Inspector Tony O'Brien said: “Offenders who burgle people’s homes violate the very place we all have every right to feel safe and secure.
"To target someone in their home in this way is utterly despicable and can have a massive psychological impact on victims, as well as causing damage and loss of property which can have huge sentimental importance to the victim.
“That is why we launched Operation Castle in 2018, our dedicated operation to reducing the number of burglaries in Merseyside and bringing offenders to justice.
“So far offenders have been sentenced to a total of more than 500 years in prison and we have seen burglary offences in Merseyside decrease year on year. “We want to keep preventing burglaries from taking place and putting offenders before the courts, so keep reporting any suspicious activity in your area and we will take action.”
Anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information on burglary in their area can DM @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook or call 101.
You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111, or report via their online form at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/pre-form