Donated money stolen

THIEVES who broke into Rockhampton Fitness Centre early Tuesday morning stole $320 in Cancer Council donations.

It was not the other $1027 gym profits taken from the centre’s safe that angered manager Naseeb Jeha but the burglars’ callous theft of money donated in goodwill to fight cancer.

“I know they’re thieves and they’ve got very low standards, but stealing Cancer Council money is just not right,” Naseeb said.

Ros Bedward has been involved with the Cancer Council for nine years, after she lost her father to the disease and her niece was diagnosed with the disease at age five.

She said she was disappointed the “rotten sods” stole the much-needed money.

“It could have gone to research or accommodation at the Upper Dawson Rd units,” Ros said.

Although police have dusted down possible points of entry into the gym, they are still unsure how the thieves broke in.

Naseeb said once inside, the burglars jemmied the office door and took the $1347 placed in the safe the night before.

The gym has added a CCTV camera and replaced their safe.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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