Thief hits club kiosk

The Cobram Courier - - ANZAC DAY 2018 -

A brazen thief stole more than $5000 from Kata­matite Foot­ball Club’s can­teen on Satur­day.

Club pres­i­dent Max Wright said can­teen vol­un­teers were host­ing a half-time af­ter­noon tea when the money was left unat­tended at the main win­dow.

Mr Wright said he could not be­lieve what had hap­pened.

‘‘The can­teen staff al­ways do a good job and for some­one to come in be­hind them and take the money is very dis­ap­point­ing,’’ he said.

The stolen money was made up of cash flow from the day and a float for change.

‘‘When they went to put the money in from the af­ter­noon tea they no­ticed it was gone, and some­one had just been in there to get change be­fore­hand,’’ Mr Wright said.

He ex­pressed his con­cern for other clubs.

‘‘If some­one can come in that eas­ily, I worry for other lo­cal clubs,’’ he said.

‘‘We will have to change the way we do things.’’

The money was stored in a yel­low con­tainer with a red lid.

‘‘For some­one to know that was where the money was, some­one would have to have been watch­ing to come in that quickly,’’ Mr Wright said.

‘‘The can­teen com­mit­tee are a big part of our com­mu­nity and an even big­ger part of our foot­ball club.

‘‘It will be the com­mu­nity that will suf­fer be­cause of this.’’

The theft has been re­ported to po­lice.

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