Would-be-thieves target children's nurseries

Heirs and Graces was one of the nurseries targeted
Heirs and Graces was one of the nurseries targeted

Police are appealing for information following a break-in at several St Helens nurseries.

A report was received today (Friday, 8 December) that a rear window had been found to be smashed at The Baby Room. It is believed two men entered the rear garden area over a wall before climbing through the window, and leaving when the alarm sounded.

On December 6 (Wednesday) A report was received that two men entered Portico Lodge Day Nursery on Portico Lane at about 10.20am saying they were attending to service the boiler, before leaving in a white van. The men were described as being white and in their late 20s or 30s. No request or appointment had been made for the boiler to be serviced.

The incident follows a number of burglaries and break-ins at nurseries in the St Helens and Haydock areas in recent weeks. In each case the nurseries were unoccupied at the time.

At around 7.35am on 22 November, it was reported offenders had smashed a window at Heirs and Graces Nursery, on Greenfield Road in Denton’s Green, taking a laptop.

A safe was taken in a burglary at Small Wonders Nursery, on Church Road, Haydock overnight on 26 November into 27 November, after a rear door was forced and an untidy search was made inside.

On 4 December, it was reported at 11pm that offenders had smashed a window and gained entry via the rear of Small Wonders Nursery on Chester Lane, Clock Face. It is not believed anything was taken in that incident.

Offenders broke into Making Space nursery, Duke Street, St Helens at around 2.40am on Thursday, 7 December. It is not believed anything was taken.

Anyone with information on any of the incidents is asked to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Alternatively, you can direct message St Helens Police on Facebook page @StHelensPolice.