Police reveal more details about event facility burglaries in Barrow

Nick and Phil Smith with Sarah Moore from Scissor Box and Glen Moulds, second right, the owner of Th

Nick and Phil Smith with Sarah Moore from Scissor Box and Glen Moulds, second right, the owner of The Academy at The Playground Picture: RUSSELL COOK - Credit: Archant

More information has been released about two burglaries in Barrow which saw £22,000 worth of equipment stolen from a fitness and event facility.

Owner Glen Moulds at The Academy in Barrow following the raid Picture: RUSSELL COOK

Owner Glen Moulds at The Academy in Barrow following the raid Picture: RUSSELL COOK - Credit: Archant

The burglaries took place at some point overnight between Wednesday, September 26 and Thursday, September 27 at the Barrow Archery Club and The Playground, in Church Road, Barrow.

In the first incident on Church Road offenders forced entry into the reception area of The Playground obstacle course premises by breaking a window.

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Items stolen include an iPad in a black and red case, a Fenton VONYX portable system speaker, three 20 litre green metal jerry cans of diesel, £44 in cash, a 50in black Samsung TV and a Warrior generator.

In the second incident, also on Church Road, offenders forced entry into the Barrow Archery premises and stole a generator, alcohol and an unknown amount of cash. They broke into the Academy gym and salon, taking petty cash, a Lenova laptop, Dell PC and a Toyota Hilux Invincible.


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Police are linking the two incidents and want to hear from anyone who may have heard or seen any suspicious activity in the area at the time of the offences or who may have any information to assist the enquiry.

Anyone with any information should contact CID at Bury St Edmunds on 101, quoting crime reference number 37/55629/18 for the first incident and 37/55659/18 for the second incident .

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Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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