Friday, 23 September 2011

Break-in at 1st Brookside Scouts

Brookside Scout hut was broken into last week and a first aid box and flag stolen.

Yes, you read that right: a first aid box and flag.

The thieves used a screwdriver to break the lock on a rear door, probably causing more damage to the door that the value of the flag and first aid box.

Scouts is a registered charity and is run entirely by volunteers.  Any equipment the group has is paid for with money raised by parents and the leaders.  The rent on the building and all the bills are paid for from donations.  Repairs to the building caused by this pointless theft will be paid for from donations.

This was a selfish and pointless crime.  You can't get much lower than stealing from children and charities.