Intruders at the sea life centre: 2 arrested

Sea Life Centre
Sea Life Centre

POLICE investigating a burglary at Scarborough’s Sea Life Centre have arrested two youths in connection with the incident.

A 15-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy, both from Scarborough, have been released on police bail as enquiries continue.

The arrests come days after police released CCTV footage of a suspect they would like to trace after two people entered the grounds of the complex and broke into the crazy golf kiosk.

The burglary, on the evening of Friday April 29, was one of a spate of crimes at the North Bay tourist attraction during a five-day period, including one incident in the early hours of April 25 where thugs endangered the lives of penguins when they broke into the centre and chased them around their enclosure.

Police revealed that on Tuesday April 26 thieves struck at the snacks bar at 3.50pm and a car knocked down a flag pole at 8.50pm later that day.

Two days later thieves climbed into a yard at the centre and stole timber before damaging CCTV cameras at 9.30pm.

There is no evidence to suggest the incidents were linked.

In the wake of the crimes, the centre has hired security guards to patrol the area during the night.

Anyone who can help the police with their investigations is urged to contact PC Graeme Boast, of Scarborough police, on 0845 60 60 247, quoting reference number 12110069533.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111.