football club hit by SECOND burglary in five weeks
football club has been burgled for a SECOND time in five weeks with
another trail of damage left behind.
United spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com the club has been left
shocked by the the latest "heartbreaking" burglary during
the early hours of Sunday (January 28th).
smashed their way into the building in Cassis Close, before destroying
a fruit machine, pictured here, and stealing cash inside.
month, on December 19th, thieves
broke into Burnham-On-Sea football club, stealing valuable equipment
and taking cash from a fruit machine.
a statement issued last night, the club told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"In the early hours of the morning, the club was broken into
for the second time in five weeks."
thieves once again damaged the shutter, smashed through the door
window and destroyed the fruit machine which was only replaced in
the last ten days from the previous break-in, taking the money from
inside of it."
a result of this, we had to cancel both a child's birthday party
and a meeting of a local community group. We thank these people
for their understanding."
they took far less than last time it is once again heartbreaking
that people can do this."
Burnham United Juniors, we have worked tirelessly to improve the
facilities at Cassis Close to make them better for our existing
members, as well as becoming a place which could benefit the whole
of the local area. Acts like this certainly make you wonder why
whole incident is made even more gut wrenching as the club have
been taking many steps to improve the security of the premises,
including upgrading the alarm system for the building so the Police
are called as soon as the alarm goes off, which is being installed
raises the suspicion that it's someone who uses the club regularly
that has done this, which is even more awful to comprehend! If anyone
knows anything, please let the Police know ASAP."
if you're reading this and you were responsible, take time to think
about the damage you are causing to a facility used by over 250
children aged 5-16 and their families, the 100 members over 16,
the five skittles teams, and several community groups and teams,
but most importantly think about the thousands of hours which a
small group of volunteers do to run it to benefit all these people,
only for people like you to destroy it."
club will bounce back once again, but it's certainly hard to take."
with information regarding this latest incident should contact Burnham-On-Sea
Police on 101.