A Crime Alert for the residents of South Sefton from Merseyside Police.
Thefts from Motor vehicles
Between 31st March and the12th April thefts from vehicles have occurred in the following locations:
BLUNDELLSANDS Burbo Bank Road North, Hall Road West
BOOTLE Sussex Street, Staley Drive, Strafford Drive
CROSBY Coney Crescent, Tudor Road, Chesterfield Road, Manor Road, Coronation Drive, Dowhills Drive,
Moorgate Avenue, Myers Road West, Rimrose Valley Road
LITHERLAND Ennerdale Drive
WATERLOO Cedar Grove
Number of vehicles possibly left insecure or entered by unknown means 8
Items left in and then stolen from the vehicle 12
Registration plates removed 1
Vehicle badge stolen 1
Crime Prevention Tip to Help Keep Your Vehicle Safe
It is suggested that items should be placed in the boot BEFORE and not WHEN the car is parked and left unattended.
In a car park sometimes a thief will watch for a car owner to place items such as laptops, handbags and cameras in the boot and then target the car for the valuable items when the owner has left the vehicle.
A Sefton Resident received a call from someone saying he was from BT Openreach. The caller spoke with a foreign accent. He stated that a named man from New Jersey was trying to hack into the resident’s account and requested that he should go on his computer immediately to view his account.
The resident was suspicious and asked the caller for his telephone number and he would call back. The caller gave a number but when the recipient dialled 1471 the call had come from a different number. Action Fraud and BT Openreach were informed.
News from your Community Policing Team. A message from Inspector Ian Jones
Over the last week some of our communities and my team have met some challenging and disturbing events. These have centred around mindless individuals firing guns at rival youths. One of these incidents occurred in a busy residential street when children were playing. As a result my team have been working tirelessly leaving no stone unturned to build bridges with the communities involved whilst ensuring those responsible are brought to justice. We have acted upon community intelligence and executed a number of warrants with drugs being seized and people arrested, however my main ambition which I am sure is shared with yourselves is to remove the firearms from our streets and remove those using them from our community. In order to do this we need your help!! If you have any information at all, please let us know. You can remain anonymous and I can assure you that ALL information will be investigated and acted upon.
Can I also remind you that if you wish to speak to a member of my team you can call in at Marsh Lane Police station or come and see us at Maghull Community Police Station (situated just next to the Maghull Town Hall entrance) on a Monday between 2pm & 4pm. I have also managed to secure a shop on Kirkstone Road North for the next two weeks were we will be joined by a member of staff from One Vision Housing, the Sefton council ASB team and a local Councillor. This will be every Monday and Thursday between 12 and 2pm. As such we will be answer the majority of your queries.