Thieves target Bogside youth club on Christmas Eve

Thieves are thought to have stolen computer equipment from a youth centre in the Bogside area of Derry on Christmas Eve.

Thieves are thought to have stolen computer equipment from a youth centre in the Bogside area of Derry on Christmas Eve.

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Thieves are believed to have stolen computer equipment from a youth club in the Bogside area of Derry on Christmas Eve.

Police are investigating the incident which is thought to have taken place at around 12:15am on Wednesday.

A spokesperson for the PSNI told the Journal: “At approximately 12.15am on Wednesday December 24, police received a report of a burglary at a youth club in the Meenan Square area of Derry. There are no further details at this time.”

Journal sources suggest that the thieves made off with a laptop computer, two Apple Macs and a computer game console.

Local Sinn Fein councillor for the area, Patricia Logue, condemned the burglary and urged anyone with information as to the whereabouts of the stolen items to come forward.

“It’s terrible that people would target a facility in an area, like the Bogside, which has so few.

“The fact that this happened on Christmas Eve makes it even worse.

“I would call on anyone who knows where these goods are to bring the information forward so that they can be returned to the youth club immediately. The equipment allows the youth club to provide an invaluable service to the young people of the area and should be returned immediately,” said Colr. Logue.