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A police efit of one of the men suspected of committing a burglary at Albany Avenue, Eccleston Park
A police efit of one of the men suspected of committing a burglary at Albany Avenue, Eccleston Park
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DO you recognise this man?

Police say a man fitting this description was one of three offenders who forced their way into a St Helens home.

The trio, who were wearing dark clothing with their hoods up, kicked open the front door of a house on Albany Avenue, Eccleston Park, at around 9am on Monday, December 19.

But they were disturbed after the homeowners’ daughter, who is her late teens, called the police from upstairs.

The offenders fled empty-handed - without having confronted the teenager - in a black Vauxhall Insignia that was parked in Albany Avenue.

Nobody was hurt but the occupant was left extremely shaken and upset.

Detective Constable Jeff Huxley, of St Helens CID, said: “This was a brazen and disturbing attempted burglary carried out in broad daylight while the house was occupied.

“Fortunately the young woman in the house heard the offenders knock at the door and then start to force their way in. She immediately called the police, which was exactly the right thing to do and her quick-thinking prevented the burglary from happening.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who recognises the person in the e-fit or who saw a black Insignia with its roof bars on leaving Albany Avenue or passing through St Helens. Their information could be important to our efforts in tracing these three offenders.”

Anyone with information can call DC Huxley on 0151 777 6094 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.