THIEVES were caught red-handed by police as they tried to rob a home on Pimbo Lane, Upholland.
On September 8, officers were in the Upholland area of Skelmersdale speaking to residents and giving crime prevention advice on local crimes being committed in the area.
During this exercise, they actively stopped one male and one female in the back garden of a property who were acting suspiciously.
After questioning them, it became clear that the pair were in the process of committing a burglary.
Officers searched the pair and discovered three bags of stolen goods on them.
The couple were found to have three bags which contained various valuable household items such as lap-tops, iPads and jewellery.
Officers subsequently arrested them and interviewed them at the police station.
The woman and the man both admitted the burglary on Pimbo Lane, and the man also confessed to a burglary at Glenburn School, Skelmersdale, earlier this year.
The woman, named as Emma Davies, 32, was bailed to an address in Skelmersdaleand is due to appear in court on September 17.
The man, Michael Dooner, 47, was kept in custody at the police station and appeared before Ormskirk Magistrates on Tuesday this week.
Magistrates heard details of the case and then bailed Dooner with several bail conditions. However, officers say he has already broken his bail conditions and are hunting for him again to bring him back to justice.
A police spokesman said: “This is another good result and it shows that all our hard work in the area is paying off.
“We’d like to remind all residents to ensure they do not leave any valuables on show, to lock all their doors and to use alarms when applicable.”
Anyone with information regarding crimes should call police on 101 or alternatively Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.Crimestoppers- uk.org
No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and those giving details will not be required to go to court.