A video shows a man smashing his way out of Marks and Spencer, on Church Street, after the store had closed at around midnight in a suspected burglary.
It is thought that the man entered the store while it was still open on Monday, November 9 and waited until it closed to break out with items of clothing in the early hours of Tuesday, November 10.
Mobile phone footage shared with the ECHO shows the suspected burglar smashing out of the front window using a fire extinguisher.
In the video, a series of thuds can be heard as the man trapped inside breaks the window, and then emerges arms first through the hole he has made, before falling face forward onto the ground, doing a somersault and then skipping casually away.
A police spokesperson said at the time the incident was first reported: “An offender is believed to have entered the store while it was open, taken items of clothing and smashed a window using a fire extinguisher when leaving the premises.”
Assisted by Citywatch CCTV cameras, located in the Skelhorn Street area, a 24-year-old man from Croydon was arrested on suspicion of burglary.
He has been taken into custody to be questioned.
Anyone with any information on the incident can DM police on Twitter via @MerPolCC or message on Facebook at ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre.’
Alternatively, call 101 quoting incident reference 20000682024 or contact the independent charity @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their website here.
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