Detectives in Sefton are welcoming the sentencing of two men to a total of seven and a half years in prison for a series of burglaries at Sefton and Liverpool businesses earlier this year.
At Liverpool Crown Court on Friday (11 October), 40-year-old Darren Tynan of no fixed abode was sentenced to four years and six months in prison after being charged with a total of 12 offences, including the below:
Burglary at Bootle YMCA in Park Street in May
Burglary in 51 Mill Lane Bar, West Derby in May
Burglary at Leo's Bar, Neville Street, Southport in June
Burglary at Flames in Brows Lane, Formby in June
Burglary at Big Al's, Neville Street, Southport in June
Burglary at Don Luigi's, Church Road, Formby in June
Burglary at Woodwards, Chapel Lane, Formby in June
Burglary in Sienna Hair and Beauty, Almonds Green, West Derby in May
An attempted burglary at Tiger Bar in Leicester Street, Southport in June
Burglary of businesses in Elbow Lane, Formby in June
26-year-old Dean Kane of Westminster Road, Kirkdale was sentenced to three years in prison after being charged with a total of seven offences.
During the offences, items including alcohol and cash were stolen.
Speaking after their sentences, Detective Constable Dave Rutherford said: "Tynan and Kane targeted businesses across Sefton and Liverpool over the summer, and it is pleasing to see them face justice. Tynan and Kane are two examples of brazen and thoughtless criminals who operate oblivious to the damage they cause.
"We understand the lasting impact that burglary or attempted burglary has on hardworking members of the community, and we'll continue to work closely with businesses across the force to ensure that we remove those people who cause such harm.
"If you have any information about suspected burglary at businesses or homes, or of stolen goods being sold in your community, let us know and we will continue to take positive action."
Businesses can also find crime prevention advice here: https://www.merseyside.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/business-robbery/protect-your-business/