An elderly couple had their wedding rings stolen along with cash and other items after their home was “ransacked”.

The couple’s home on Larkfield Road in Aigburth was reportedly targeted after they had left the house together and was unoccupied at the time.

Police said the burglary happened sometime between 4.45pm and 5.30pm on Tuesday, December 29.

Following the burglary, the couple’s daughter had posted on Facebook saying her parents home had been “ransacked” and their wedding rings and passports taken along with cash and other items of jewellery.

She said the burglary may have been committed by kids as “size five Nike and Timberland footprints” were found in the bedrooms.

Merseyside Police said the burglars made an untidy search of the rooms upstairs before stealing jewellery, cash, clothes and other items.

Detective Inspector Jennie Beck said: “After the challenging year we have all faced, the last thing this couple needed was to return home to find the security of their home had been violated, and that items of significant sentimental value had been taken from them.

“It is despicable to think that these offenders would even think of committing such a callous act, let along carry it out.

“Burglaries have been on the decline in Merseyside in the last three years, thanks largely to the force’s targeted response to burglary, Operation Castle.

“The reduction in incidents means there are thankfully less victims of burglary in Merseyside. But every single victim of burglary suffers a traumatic experience, and we are determined to continue our proactive work to identify offenders, bring them to justice and protect more people in Merseyside from facing the agony of burglary faced by this couple on Tuesday.

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“If you live in the area of Larkfield Road in Aigburth and saw or heard anyone acting suspiciously between 4.45pm and 5.30pm on Tuesday, please let us know.

“You may have been driving along nearby Aigburth Road, near the row of shops opposite Sefton Park lake, and captured something on dashcam. If so, I would urge you to check it and let us know if you see anything suspicious.”

Anyone with information on burglary is asked to contact police on operation.castle@merseyside.police.uk.

Information can also be passed on to the social media desk @MerPolCC, call 101 quoting reference 20000790033 or call or the independent charity @CrimestoppersUK anonymously, on 0800 555 111.





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