Jersey café to offer young people positive opportunities after burglary

Off The Rails café in St Brelade reopened on 23 April, less than a fortnight after thieves stole knives, iPads and tills. Credit: ITV Channel TV

A Jersey café that was forced to close after a break-in says it hopes offering chances to young people will help steer them away from crime.

Off The Rails restaurant in St Brelade reopened on 23 April, less than a fortnight after thieves stole knives, iPads and tills.

Six suspects all aged between 14 and 15 were identified by police.

Now the owners are looking to join forces with Jersey's youth service to drive positive opportunities for school leavers.

A £500 reward offered in exchange for information on the break-in has remained unclaimed.

This money along with other donations will be put towards the new youth project.

Off The Rails co-owner Olly Ashton has thanked the community and his staff for their "amazing" support during a difficult period for the café.

They hope this new initiative will encourage other businesses to take part and give teenagers a route into work.