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Family left 'distraught' by burglary
11:11pm Sunday 18th August 2013 in News
DETECTIVES are investigating a burglary at a family home in which thousands of pounds worth of goods were stolen, including an expensive quad bike.
Thieves broke in through the back door of a house on Elm Road in Thatto Heath on Monday, August 5.
Along with the ‘Quadzilla’ bike, they stole two adult mountain bikes, a child’s BMX bike, a HP laptop, a Playstation 3, a Stihl saw, a Casio watch, a purse, handbag and wallet containing cash and bank cards.
The victim’s work van was used to remove the items and was later found abandoned in Knowsley.
Detective Constable Andy Passey, from St Helens CID, said: "The victims are understandably distraught. They have suffered an intrusion into their family home and had belongings of significant value stolen, including a van which they rely on for work.
"The quad bike is particularly valuable to them and may be being used in other parts of Merseyside, or sold on to an unsuspecting buyer. I would urge people to keep an eye out for any quad bike like this that you either see or may be offered to you.
"Tackling burglary is one of our main priorities because of the impact it has on decent, hard-working people's lives and we are trying to do all we can catch these offenders and reunite the victims with their belongings."
"We would urge members the public to ensure that when they go to bed at night to lock all doors with keys and not just by lifting the internal handle. I would also like to remind everyone to make sure any vehicle keys are stored safely out of sight away from front or back doors"
Call DC Passey on 0151 777 6843 or leave information anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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