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Police helicopter and dog section called to suspicious males on Argarmeols Road

Yesterday morning at approximately 10:50am, Merseyside Police were contacted by a concerned resident in Formby, reporting two suspicious males in Argarmeols Road.

The males had been seen entering the rear garden of a property which was unoccupied at the time. Police patrols attended and with the assistance of colleagues from British Transport Police, Force Helicopter and Dog Section, two males were located nearby and arrested on Suspicion of Burglary.

A break in to a residential property in the road was confirmed.Merseyside Police have released a statement saying: We have arrested two men in Formby on suspicion of burglary as part of Operation Castle, the force's ongoing response to burglary offences across Merseyside.

At around 11am yesterday (Tuesday, 6 June), a report was received of two men being seen acting suspiciously close to a house on Argarmeols Road, Formby. They were seen running towards Freshfield railway station.Following work alongside British Transport Police (BTP), one man was detained.

An area search was commenced, including dog patrols with PD Ollie, who detained the second man hiding in bushes in the front garden of a house on Victoria Road. Suspected stolen items were recovered from the scene. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the origin of these items.

A 21-year-old man and a 24-year-old man, both from Aigburth, were arrested on suspicion of burglary dwelling and were taken to a police station for questioning.

Superintendent Matt Boyle said: "Operation Castle will continue to pursue and put before the courts anyone suspected of being involved in burglary offences within our communities. "If you see or hear anyone acting suspiciously close to homes or businesses, let us know and we will work alongside our partners in finding those responsible.

"Anyone with information on burglary is asked to call 999 if a crime is in progress, contact @MerPolCC, or @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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