A mum whose home was burglarized while she slept said she felt ‘vulnerable’ and no longer felt safe in her own home.
Maureen Hanson, 55, of Hazel Road in Hoylake had gone to bed on the evening of Sunday November 12.
When she woke up the next morning, she realized that her house had been broken into and the intruders had wandered in while she slept.
Maureen told the World: “When I came downstairs on Monday morning, I noticed that the lobby table draw was open, which I found odd.
“My room is located above the front door facing the road and I consider myself a light sleeper so because I hadn’t heard a thing I didn’t think of it.”
The retired mother-of-one realized that she couldn’t find her purse or cell phone in their usual place.
She said: “I always leave my purse and my phone on the kitchen bar, but when I went to get them they were gone.”
Maureen phoned the police and reported her stolen items before scanning the area to see if the thieves had thrown away her bag.
She said: ‘My neighbor had CCTV because they went to his back garden. Police told me there was a group of five older masked teenagers who swept through Hoylake breaking into other people’s homes and cars.
“They even went to the housing estate and broke into the sheds. Several residents were affected. »
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Maureen, who has lived in Hoylake since 2000, said she had never seen anything like this happen in her area.
She said: “There was a weird little incident, but nothing on this scale.
“It makes you feel quite vulnerable. We live in a terraced house and have always considered it safe and secure, but now that these people have entered my home, I feel a little threatened.
Since the burglary, Maureen said she has been looking to increase security at her home.
She said: “I will be stepping up my security now and I think a lot of other people in the area will be too because I think people are worried.
“It makes you feel unsafe in your own home, but you have to try not to let that affect you too much.
Since the spate of burglaries in Hoylake, Merseyside Police have increased patrols in the area and appealed for CCTV footage.
In a statement, officers said: “Merseyside Police are investigating a series of burglaries in the Hoylake area.
“We are calling on all residents of areas near Rudd Street and Walker Street to check their CCTV systems between 12:00 a.m. (midnight) and 6:00 a.m. on November 14, 2022.
“If any local residents have captured any relevant footage, please contact Merseyside Police quoting reference 22000834395.”
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