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  • Burglar sentenced to three years in jail for stealing jewellery from Birkdale home

    Danielle Thompson

    A 41 year old man has been sentenced to three years in prison after stealing a ‘large quantity’ of jewellery from a home in Birkdale last month.

    Marcus Darroue-Williams, of Churchill Avenue, Southport, pleaded guilty on Thursday, July 18 at Liverpool Crown Court.

    Detective Inspector Steve Ball said: “This is a fantastic result which came on the back of impressive investigative work by officers including one of our PCSO’s who was able to trace the stolen jewellery to a shop in Southport where Darroue-Williams had sold it following the burglary.

    “Burglaries can have a lasting impact on home owners who have every right to feel safe and protected in their own properties.

    “Operation Castle was launched in March last year aimed at reducing the number of burglary offences, raising community confidence, reassuring residents and victims, and reducing the number of outstanding named suspects for burglary.

    “Merseyside Police is also committed to finding the people who are responsible for committing offences such as these and bringing them to justice and I would ask anyone who has any information about burglary offences in their area to contact us.

    “I would also continue to ask the public to be vigilant as we know the vast majority of burglaries are preventable as they are often opportunistic.

    Anyone with information on a suspected burglary or the sale or storage of suspected stolen items is asked to contact the police on 0151 777 7926.

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