Two arrests have been made by Merseyside Police, following recent business burglaries in Liverpool city centre, more details can be found below:

A man has been jailed for four months following a burglary in Liverpool city centre.

Alan Pike, 49, of Thornside Walk, Gatacre, was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court on Monday 22 May.

On Wednesday 10 May, Pike entered Subway, on Mytrle Street, through a rear door and stole the handbag of a staff member. He was arrested ten days later after being spotted walking down a road by officers on patrol.

Community Policing Inspector Jack Woodward said:

“We welcome this sentencing and hope that Pike reflects on his actions during his time in prison.

“We are determined to keep reducing burglary and theft offences in the city centre and the harm this causes. If you are aware of a theft or burglary, please get in touch. You can report any concerns to police on 999 if a crime is in progress or via @MerPolCC on Twitter or ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook.”

A man has been charged with a burglary offence which took place in Liverpool city centre.

It was reported that on Tuesday 23 May a man broke into Copacabana restaurant on Queens Square and stole the till. Warren Johnson, 49 years, of no fixed address, has been charged with burglary. He was remanded into police custody and appeared at Wirral Magistrates Court today, Thursday 25 May.

Community Policing Inspector Jack Woodward said:

“Burglaries and theft from a business is not a victimless crime as they have a huge impact on the community in many ways, especially small businesses trying to make an honest living.

Business burglaries is one of our priorities in Liverpool city centre, and one in which the force is proactively doing work to minimise the impact this crime has on our communities.”