Thieves struck at a Douglas football match at the weekend taking hundreds of pounds in cash from the players’ changing rooms.
The thefts happened at the Pulrose United’s Springfield Road ground during Saturday afternoon’s JCK Division Two 7-1 defeat against Douglas Royal.
Pulrose manager Paul Guiver said he couldn’t recall anything similar ever happening before at the club, adding: ‘It was a bad day all round. We are all absolutely fuming about it – raging.’
Club chairman Will Cain said one player had £200 cash taken and other money was stolen totalling around £350. Another player from Douglas Royal had a wedding ring taken.
‘Normally someone locks up during the match but the doors were left open. It was fine at half-time but by the end of the match the stuff had been taken. The police are looking into it,’ said Mr Cain.
Meanwhile, vandals struck at the Ballasalla ground of Malew Football Club. New nets at the club were slashed, costing around £75 each, and glue was injected into door locks meaning members had to smash a window to get in before Saturday’s game. The total cost of repairs is likely to be around £450. Committee member Adam Drewett said nets had been cut numerous times in recent years costing the club hundreds to repair.
Anyone with information should call 631212 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.