Chocs away

PARENTS whose children seem to have suddenly acquired a large amount of chocolate are being asked to contact Ramsey Colts Football Club, which was broken into on Saturday night. Boxes of sweets worth about £150 and a cash box containing a small amount of

PARENTS whose children seem to have suddenly acquired a large amount of chocolate are being asked to contact Ramsey Colts Football Club, which was broken into on Saturday night.

Boxes of sweets worth about £150 and a cash box containing a small amount of money were stolen after thieves broke into the football club using a crow bar.

The break-in took place between 2pm on Saturday (March 1) and 9.45am the following day at the club in Mill Lane, Ramsey.

A spokesman for the club committee said that unless it had been a very small adult, the theft must have been carried out by children because of the size of the window used to gain entry.


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The spokesman said: "They may have been disturbed or lost their nerve because they dropped the crow bar as they ran away. It has been taken away and examined for fingerprints."

The thieves are thought to have forced open a side window and climbed through it to gain access to the building.

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A statement from the club's committee said: "We would like to express our disgust to the persons who decided to break into the Ramsey Colts clubhouse.

"Due to their mindless actions, we were unable to offer refreshments to the teams that played for the club the next day - and raise funds for the club in the process."

The statement added: "All the committee and managers are volunteers and spend many hours of their own time providing a service to over 200 youngsters aged from five to 17.

"The actions of these sad mindless people dishearten all those involved at the club.

"Unfortunately, because we are a small community, it is likely that they have either family or friends that play at the club and these are the people they have stolen from.

"It's the children at the club that are the losers.

"So, if anyone does know of anyone in possession of an unusual amount of chocolate and who may have been violently sick due to eating such a large amount, please call the local police. We are sure they would welcome your call."

INFORMATION: Anyone with information is asked to contact the March police station on 0845 4564564 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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