Man arrested after break-in at Parkgate Astro

Man arrested after break-in at Parkgate Astro

By Chris Brayford | 12/05/2022

Man arrested after break-in at Parkgate Astro
Parkgate Astro had money stolen and hundreds of pounds worth of damage after the break-in

A MAN has been arrested in relation to the break-in at a community sports facility which has been targeted twice in as many months.

An intruder was caught on camera burgling Parkgate Astro, on Greasbrough Road, Parkgate in the early hours of Saturday, April 30 - just hours before the Millers had secured promotion to the Championship.

He was seen using a hammer to break the window before entering the facility where he stole a safe with £25 in it.

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust, which runs the sports centre, said the raid had and caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage.

Police have now given an update, confirming that a 56-year-old man has been arrested for burglary and released under investigation.

Jamie Noble, head of community at Rotherham United Community Sports Trust said he was thankful for the support that was shown after the incident.

He told the Advertiser: “When the article was printed in the paper, we had a flood of people who came forward to show their support. 

“We really appreciate the community coming together like this and helping the police with their investigation.”