The club is appealing for help.
Gillingham Football Club is appealing for information from members of the public in identifying an individual who broke into the stadium on Thursday morning.
The person in question stole, among other items, a safe containing six leather bound original hand written journals dating back to 1900; these are priceless, invaluable and irreplaceable historic items which we are urgently looking to retrieve.
The break in occurred at approximately 1.15am this morning (January 7) and the club has passed over several items of CCTV footage, and still images, of the person that was inside the building at the time our alarms alerted members of our security staff, to Kent Police.
The footage we have shows an individual rolling a safe out of the building and into the alley way separating Linden Road from Priestfield Road. The individual is seen in Gordon Road 20 minutes later without the safe.
We are absolutely devastated by this news, as every fan should be, and we are appealing for any information which will enable the return of our safe, and the priceless items contained within.
Chairman Paul Scally said: “I am absolutely devastated to hear of this news on top of everything else that we are all having to contend with at the moment.
“It’s the worst possible start to a New Year and we are urgently asking for help as we look to get back the only pieces of original history the club has. Please contact the Police if you have any information.”
If anybody has any information they should phone 101 citing reference number 0107-0156.
If you recognise this person then please contact the Police. pic.twitter.com/SfNSzPPNLC— Gillingham FC (@TheGillsFC) January 7, 2021