Wednesday, June 28, 2017

East Midlands Airport, England: Thieves ransack Aeropark charity museum



Crooks caused thousands of pounds worth of damage after stealing a safe from a museum at East Midlands Airport.

A call to a break-in at the Aeropark at the Castle Donington airport came in to Leicestershire Police just after 9pm on Sunday (June 25).

An untidy search was carried out by the offenders at the Hill Top charity attraction, causing damage to a display cabinet in the museum.

A spokesman for the aviation museum and airport viewing area said: "After a very successful open day, two offenders broke in to the Aeropark and after causing extensive damage to the shop and staff room and breaking the door to the hangar, they then stole a safe out of the shop which had a considerable amount of money inside.




"All in all they not only stole the takings but caused thousands of pounds in damages which we will have to pay to be replaced

"As a lot of people know we are a charity and we rely on public funding and donations, which is why we have our open days.

"They are to raise money to keep the aircraft in the best shape we can.

"All of the people that work here are volunteers and we have put in an enormous amount of time, money and hard work over the past few months to make your experience with us a better one.

"To say we are gutted and disappointed is putting it mildly.

"As you can see from the photos we need to replace, doors, windows and parts of the shop, even toys, so we would like to appeal to the public, if you can help in any way by either donating even a small amount or even if you can donate a door or window, anything that needs replacing, we would be extremely grateful.

"Thank you for taking the time to read this, hopefully the police with catch the people that did this heartless act."

The Aeropark has started a Just Giving page to try and raise funds to repair the museum after the break in.

A spokesman for Leicestershire Police said: "Enquiries are ongoing and no arrests have been made.

"If anybody has any more information relating to the incident please call 101 and quote incident number 17000268666."

Original article can be found here: http://www.nottinghampost.com

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