St Albans City FC burglary: Police appeal for information

The damaged fruit machine which was thrown down the concrete steps from the bar

The damaged fruit machine which was thrown down the concrete steps from the bar - Credit: Archant

A forensic investigation of the St Albans City Football Club premises at Clarence Park will shortly be underway following a burglary early this morning (Monday).

A spokesman for Herts Police said a member of the public alerted the service after hearing alarms ringing at the Saints’ headquarters between 3.15-3.38am.

He said that offenders had forced open a door to the storeroom and gained access into the main building and bar area, where they broke into the tills.

They also smashed a fruit machine. It is not known yet how much money was stolen.

A spokesman for the Saints said that he was called to the clubhouse at about 4am.

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He said: “The bar has been broken into, and the tills have been destroyed. Glasses have been smashed.

“They have done a lot of damage. Luckily there wasn’t too much money in there. But they have ripped the door off the cellar and thrown the fruit machine down 20 steps. Locks have been forced off too.”

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Anyone with information on the burglary is asked to phone Herts Police via non-emergency number 101.

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