Anger after thieves steal children’s charity cash during school burlgary

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has appealed to anyone who has information relating to a burglary at Jonesborough Primary School to contact either the PSNI or himself.

The burglary took place in the early hours of Monday 12th March.



“Between the hours of 12 midnight and 2 am on Monday morning three men forced entry to the Primary School at Jonesborough,” he told Newry Times.

“CCTV shows these criminals present in the area for a considerable length of time. Minimal damage was caused however a small sum of charity cash raised by the children was taken from the school.

“Apart from the damage and theft, much upset has been caused to the pupils, staff and community. This attack on an educational facility is essentially an attack on the community of Jonesborough and cannot be tolerated.



He continued, “I would appeal to anyone who may have noticed activity around the school during these hours or possibly a vehicle parked in the area of the Pastoral Centre to come forward to myself or the PSNI.

“Evidence has been gathered at the scene by the police and I hope that this can lead to arrests and prosecution.



“Any other information relating to this anti-community crime may help in the investigation and prevent other similar crimes.

Councillor Larkin added, “I along with the residents of Jonesborough will rally round their school to assure the staff and pupils of our full support following this crime.”



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