Witness appeal after break-in at bowling club pavilion in Bolsover

Posted on 7th May 2015

Police are appealing for information after a bowling club pavilion in Bolsover has been broken into.

Sometime between 5.30pm on Sunday, April 26 and 9am on Monday, April 27, offenders forced the front door of the bowling green pavilion on Villas Road, Bolsover to gain entry.

Once inside, they forced open a locked cabinet before making off with keys.

The club has been targeted by thieves and vandals previously and the Bolsover Safer Neighbourhood Team worked to find two people responsible at the time. They were dealt with by means of Restorative Justice and painted the club’s fencing.

Restorative Justice brings victims, offenders and communities together to decide on a response to low level crime and anti-social behaviour in the community. It is about finding positive solutions and encouraging offenders to face up to their actions, making them understand what they've done wrong and give them an opportunity to do something to repair the harm.

PCSO Ben Perry from the team said: “This is not the first time the bowling green has been targeted and the ongoing incidents are understandably causing upset for members of the club and local residents. I am urging anyone who has details about the crime to get in touch and help to bring those responsible to justice.”

To report any information about this incident, please call PCSO Perry on 101, quoting CR/17519/15, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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