Burglar hits 18th club

Last updated 05:00 03/02/2014

Relevant offers

Crime

Stabbing in Hamilton leaves man, 54, in hospital, woman in custody Car thief strikes Rotorua, then Taupiri Victim assaulted outside Activate Church suffered serious injuries Man assaulted after he tried to aid punched motorist The dilemma of Alf Vincent, New Zealand's longest-serving prisoner Question order may manipulate witness testimony Woman to pay tens of thousands after ripping off imprisoned father Maggie Watson's death not an accident - police Lasers aimed at planes passing over the Hutt Valley Car argument wheel grab leads to crash

Canterbury's golf-club burglar appears to be back on home turf after a spree down south last month.

Police believe the person is responsible for up to 18 break-ins at golf clubs across the South Island since the beginning of the year, including two in North Canterbury during the weekend.

In almost every case, the culprit has forced entry and raided the green fees honesty boxes. However, this tactic is not proving a money-spinner. Many of the honesty boxes have been either empty or close to it.

The latest break-ins were at the Hawarden and Amuri golf clubs, discovered yesterday, and the Ashley golf club overnight Thursday-Friday.

Those followed similar break-ins at the Burnham and Tai Tapu clubs overnight Wednesday-Thursday.

Seven clubs from South Canterbury to Otago were broken into the previous week.

Police said the damage incurred was worse for the golf clubs than the financial loss and advised them to put up signage indicating there was no cash on the premises.

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content