Break-in likely done by children

Young people could be responsible for the latest burglary at Waimate Golf Club.

Police believe the break-in could be linked to other burglaries earlier this year.

The club's alarm was activated at 2.19am yesterday and Waimate police were called to investigate.

Golf clubs across South Canterbury and North Otago were broken into in January. Green fee cash from honesty boxes at Kurow, Omarama and Otematata were taken.

Waimate Golf Club secretary-treasurer Graham Keen said he believed the alarms being reorganised since the beginning of the year prevented further damage and theft.

Keen believed children could have carried out the burglary because it did not look very professional.

"I don't think they got anything - it's just annoying," he said.

He hoped whoever was responsible got caught soon as it was an extra cost for the rural golf club.

Constable Steve MacDonald of Waimate said the style of burglary was the same as those done earlier in the year.

The Timaru Herald