Second break in within two months
Flying Doctor fundraising stolen during Bowls Club spree
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.