Sec­ond break in within two months

Fly­ing Doc­tor fundrais­ing stolen dur­ing Bowls Club spree

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS - ❏ Ge­orge Smith

THIEVES broke into the Monto Bowl­ing Club only two months af­ter it was last tar­geted.

To add in­sult to in­jury, all the money raised from the fly­ing doc­tor fundrais­ing day was stolen.

The of­fend­ers broke the lock on the steel door to the store room where the safe was kept.

Club Pres­i­dent Garry Price said about $4000 was stolen plus other dam­ages – but that would be cov­ered by in­sur­ance.

“The worst part was the money raised for the fly­ing doc­tors is gone, so the day was all for noth­ing,” Mr Price said.

“Due to it be­ing a crime scene, the store room is out of bounds un­til po­lice have fin­ished in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

“Be­ing the sec­ond break in about as many months, a se­cu­rity sys­tem will have to be in­stalled.

“It is dev­as­tat­ing to have an­other break in. This is a real cut down, knock-back ef­fect. We need a new safe but the club will bounce back.

“They left three empty bot­tles of rum so hope­fully that might leave DNA for the po­lice.”

Se­nior Con­sta­ble Dave Ed­monds from Monto Po­lice said the foren­sic teamwas do- ing fin­ger­print­ing and DNA tests, and was wait­ing for re­sults to be pro­cessed.

“If the pub­lic knows any­thing about this crime can they please con­tact po­lice,” Se­nior Con­sta­ble Ed­monds said.

The club held an An­zac Day so­cial bowls day, but its usual week­end fix­tures were put on hold for the Monto Show.

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