POLICE have charged a man after hundreds of pounds worth of razors were stolen from a retail park store.

On Tuesday, November 14, it was reported that more than £500 worth of razors had been stolen from a shop on Cables Retail Park in Prescot.

Officers from Knowsley's Neighbourhood Team traced and arrested a suspect on Saturday, November 25.

Anthony Stevenson, of Fountain Road, Knowsley, has been charged with theft.

The 44-year-old was remanded to appear at Wirral Remand Court on Monday, November 27.

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In a statement, Merseyside Police said: "As we approach the festive period, we're increasing our presence at retail locations to prevent crime, detect offenders and keep everyone safe.

"We’re regularly deploying plain clothes operations right across Knowsley to identify potential offenders and prevent shop thefts before they happen.

"Retail theft can be devastating for smaller retailers and deeply distressing for the staff of larger ones. Having a relationship with your local police can help reduce crime because it helps to identify local repeat offenders.

"A high percentage of thefts are carried out by organised individuals and teams, which makes taking a strategic approach to theft prevention for shops incredibly important.

"So if you see us, ask us about theft prevention; and if you don’t see us, it doesn’t mean we aren’t there.

"Information about crime? Tell us. DM Merseyside Police Contact Centre

"You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at https://orlo.uk/ND5IS".