Footage captures moment burglar strikes at Jarrow community centre

CCTV footage has caught the moment a man on a bike broke into a community centre.

Saturday, 6th January 2018, 14:02 pm
Updated Saturday, 6th January 2018, 14:05 pm
An image taken from the CCTV footage.

The incident happened this morning shortly before 8am at Hedworthfield Community Association in Jarrow.

He is then seen emerging with a number of carrier bags and other items before riding off on his bike.

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Staff at the centre told the Gazette they were heartbroken by the theft, as the items stolen were helping to raise money for Brogan Shanley, who is due to travel to America to receive treatment for a brain tumour.

Her mum Ingrid added: "Everyone has been fantastic with helping us raise the funds, so this is absolutely shocking as it is taking away from people who need it most."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 using reference 0230 06/01/18.

An image taken from the CCTV footage.
Damage caused to the building.
The break in happened shortly before 8am today.
An image taken from the CCTV footage.
Damage caused to the building.
The break in happened shortly before 8am today.