The Formby Times has reported that Merseyside Police have been cracking down on youths who steal mobile phones and bikes.
Laura Jones of the Formby Times noted that since May 1 the operation has led to 44 arrests, 11 of those for robbery resulting in five people charged and six bailed.
Police officers have made 462 stop searches and 91 stop checks, while also checking up on 568 “vulnerable premises”.
During the operation 74 mobile phones have been checked against the Immobilise National Property Register which can help reunite victims of robbery with their phones.
The operation has already seen a decrease in crime in the targeted areas.
Along with more patrols and increased intelligence gathering the Police have been working with Secondary School pupils.
Chief Inspector Stuart Ellison said:
With the summer holidays coming arriving soon I want to give out a very strong but clear message, that the Police are cracking down on crime and disorder throughout Sefton and if you or have the intention of committing crime you be caught, arrested and prosecuted.
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