Sheffield gym owner Ross BurkinshawÂ gives thief three days to admit break-in
A Sheffield gym owner has given a thief three days to admit to a break-in '“Â warning him he knows who he is and where he lives.
Boss BoxFit on Richmond ParkÂ Road, Handsworth, was broken into in the early hours of Sunday by a crook who smashed a hole in the roof to gain entry.
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CCTV cameras captured the thief searching theÂ gym while an accompliceÂ outside acted as a look-out.
Gym owner Ross Burkinshaw, aged 32, who openedÂ his business in March, posted CCTV images of theÂ culprit online and received the name of the crook believed to be responsible after he was identified by members of the local community.
But Ross said the thief is only a teenager andÂ if he is prepared to admit his actions and work off the cost of the repairs to the roof which need to be carried out after the break-in, he will '˜helpÂ him turn his life around'.
He said: 'The name I have is of a teenager of about 16 or 17 and I know where he lives, butÂ I have given him three days to admit what he did and to agree to work off the cost of the roof repairs that need to be paid for after he broke-in.
'If he comes forward the that will be the end of it because although he is old enough to know right from wrong he is young enough to turn his life around.'
The former WBO European, Commonwealth and EnglishÂ champion said: 'I would rather work with young people and get them off the streets rather than having them going aroundÂ burgling and robbing.
'Not many people would do this but I am willing to give him a second chance if he is man enough to admit what he did.'