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Burglars steal 17 footballs from club
6:00am Friday 27th December 2013 in News
BURGLARS have targeted Harwich and Parkeston Football Club for the second time in three months.
Burglars stole £300 of food in October. This time they took 17 new, black and yellow Mitre Calcio footballs from a store at the club’s Royal Oak ground.
Club chairman Tony Armstrong, discovered the breakin.
He said: “We spent £250 on the door after the break in last time, making it secure with double locks and padlocks, and they just used a crowbar to break them all off.
“We had a delivery of 20 footballs and they took 17 of them.
“The last break-in cost us more than £500 and we are in the same situation again.”
Mr Armstrong said the club would be making sure nothing worth stealing was left at the clubhouse from now on.
He said: “It is another nail in the coffin. We are struggling to keep the club going.”
“These idiots are going around and causing all these problems. It amazes me nobody seems to be getting caught for it.”
Anyone who is offered footballs under suspicious circumstances is asked to call Harwich police, on 101.
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