They then knocked on seven doors and woke some residents to tell them their cars had not been properly locked.
Police tweeted: “The doorknob is checking seven vehicles that have been unlocked tonight. No excuse for waking people up for advice.
“Seven potential crimes were averted.
“Take 30 seconds to verify that the vehicle and the house are locked before you go to bed. We cannot do this alone. ”
The activity was part of Operation Castle, an initiative to target the burglary problem in Merseyside.
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