The officers were called to an address on Rake Lane in Liscard at about 10 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, after it was reported that a burglar had gained access to the back of a house through a “pet door” and stole a credit card while the victim was upstairs.
Police have warned homeowners after a burglar gained access to a property through a “pet hatch.
If you have a pet hatch, consider adding another size that fits your pet and a lockable flap.
More unusually, they said, “If you have a pet door, consider adding another size that fits your pet and one that is also lockable,” after Tuesday’s break-in.
The Post said that a number of burglaries were committed after criminals gained access to homes through unlocked doors.
Following a series of break-ins in New Brighton and Liscard in recent days, Wirral police have posted a statement on their Facebook page warning residents of the efforts being made by burglars to get into their homes.
Community Policing Inspector Paul Harrison said: “I want to reassure people in the community that such incidents are rare and unusual, and we have provided reassurance and crime prevention advice to the victim regarding additional security measures, such as the installation of a smaller, lockable pet door, which I would recommend to all pet owners.
The Post also urged pet owners not to leave their keys in the door “where they can be easily reached through the pet flap”.
The police said more advice on how to protect your home from break-ins and damage could be found on their website.
“Being the victim of a burglary is always a traumatic experience, especially if you are at home at that time. If you live in the area and on Tuesday night you saw or heard someone behaving suspiciously, or if you think you may have seen or heard something on your home security camera or dashboard, please let us know.
“The number of burglaries in Merseyside has been falling year on year for the past three years and we intend to continue this positive trend.
Always call 999 when a break-in is in progress. Anyone who has information about burglaries is asked to contact our dedicated email address at [email protected]
You can also forward information to the social media desk @MerPolCC, call 101 or anonymously call the independent charity @CrimestoppersUK at 0800 555 111.