$20,000 setback as thieves hit Tynwald Park clubrooms

THE New Norfolk Junior Football Club and New Norfolk Cricket Club estimate losses totaling $20,000 following a burglary at their shared clubrooms at Tynwald Park at the weekend. Cricket club president Jamie Hill said the incident was a big setback to the two clubs and he urged anyone with information about the theft to contact New Norfolk Police.

“They stole a lot of essential equipment, including two 75-inch TVs, a commercial coffee machine, a sound system, an iPad, point of sale system, cash and NNJFC merchandise. They also took all of our canteen stock, chips, chocolates and drinks,” Mr Hill said.

“This is a huge setback for the New Norfolk Junior Football Club and New Norfolk Cricket Club. We are non-profit organisations that rely on fundraising to keep our doors open. These stolen items were the result of years of hard work by our volunteers,” he said.

“We hope that by working together, we can catch these criminals and bring them to justice,” he said. This view was echoed by the junior football club: “New Norfolk is a small town – if anyone knows anything please go to the police,” a spokesperson said.

Responding to a Facebook post by the junior football club, the New Norfolk Community Pantry offered to donate a near-new 75-inch smart TV and some stock for the canteen. The New Norfolk Soccer Club also offered its assistance.

Anyone with information can contact call police on 131 444 or provide information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000 or online.

Picture: Stripped merchandise shelves at the Tynwald Park clubrooms.

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