Bideford players have money stolen in defeat at Hitchin Town in Evo-Stik League Southern
BIDEFORD players had money and possessions stolen during the game at Hitchin Town on Saturday.
While the Robins were falling to a 1-0 defeat in the Evo-Stik League Southern, their changing rooms were broken in to.
Rob Farkins, Richard Groves and Connor Clifford had money stolen and Kevin Squire lost his mobile phone, reported to be worth £500.
Bideford, who discovered the break-in at half time, criticised the lack of security around the changing rooms.
£3 Off Instant Passport / ID Photos - Fully Guaranteed ServiceView details
Don't trust the photo booths? Get set for your Summer Holidays with J&A Cameras. We are offering £3 Off our Passport Office Approved Instore Passport Photo Service so come in and get it done properly!
Terms: Instant passport photos guaranteed to be correct with the passport office, or we will re-take them for free. No refunds will be given as an alternative. Valid until June 30th 2013.
Contact: 01271 447066
Valid until: Sunday, June 30 2013
Roy Portch, the chairman, said: "We are not happy about it. Obviously you expect changing rooms to be secure.
"I have got to e-mail the secretary of the league.
"Hitchin are going to check their insurance to see if we can claim."
In a statement on their website, Hitchin Town said they will review security arrangements at their ground.
Terry Barratt, the chairman, said: "We are deeply upset that the Bideford dressing room was the subject to the theft of a number of items, including money and valuable possessions.
"We like to think of opposition clubs as our guests and friends, so we are very sorry for what is an unacceptable situation."
"I can assure Bideford and future visitors to our club that we will make every attempt to find out how this happened."