We have arrested a man following a burglary at a bank in Huyton early this morning, Tuesday 15 November.
At around 4am we received a report that a man had gained entry into Halifax Bank on Derby Street.
Officers entered the premises which was significantly damaged inside and found a man who was carrying several items that were believed to be stolen.
With the assistance of Knowsley Council’s extensive CCTV network a 46-year-old man from Kirkby was arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft.
He has been taken to a police station where he remains in custody.
CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to contact police.
Community Policing Inspector Mark Berry said: “Thanks to the support of Knowsley Council and the swift action of our officers an arrest was made inside the bank early this morning.
“Business burglaries are not victimless crimes – they have a huge impact on our communities and staff who work there. A scene remains in place at the bank whilst our enquiries continue in the area.
“If you were near the bank on Derby Street in the early hours of this morning or driving in the area and saw anything or anyone suspicious then please get in touch and check any dashcam footage you have. Any information you hold could be vital to our enquiries."
A spokesperson from Knowsley Council said: “We have made huge investments in our CCTV across Knowsley, and this is another example of where our investment is paying off. Thanks to more than 1000 cameras across the borough, which are monitored 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, we are able to assist Merseyside Police tackle crime, and this is another fantastic example of our partnership in action.”
You can pass on any information about this incident via our social media desk @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Facebook with reference 22000837351. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online/