A WOMAN was arrested on suspicion of distraction burglary in Parr yesterday, Monday.

The 33-year-old, from St Helens, was taken into custody after officers received reports of a woman forcing herself into a residential address in the Parr area on Saturday around 9.30pm before stealing cash, alcohol and electrical equipment.

She was arrested in connection with a shop theft in February as well.

The woman has been conditionally bailed to a date later in March pending further enquiries.

The arrest is part of Merseyside Police's Operation Castle scheme.

If you have any information regarding burglaries contact Merseyside Police's social media desk via Twitter@MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC.

People can also contact the police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted using their conline form at crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information.