Green­keeper’s store at bowl­ing club bro­ken into

Rutherglen Reformer - - COURT CASEBOOK -

Hooli­gans smashed their way into the green­keeper’s store at Half­way and Dis­trict Bowl­ing Club and made off with brand new equip­ment.

Up to six youths – boys and girls aged 14 to 15 – used a mal­let to smash the pad­lock of the club’s con­tainer be­fore steal­ing a new petrol hedge trim­mer worth £450.

On Wed­nes­day (Septem­ber 2), they also re­moved a £1000 scar­i­fier de­vice which is used to drill holes in the green to as­sist drainage.

It was found dumped and dam­aged nearby – and the green­keeper fears it is be­yond re­pair.

A com­mit­tee mem­ber claims the gang was cap­tured on CCTV out­side the club­house on a con­crete path while try­ing to set alight oil stolen from the con­tainer.

The com­mit­tee mem­ber says this is the latest in a se­ries of day­time at­tacks on the club since the start of the sea­son in April.

He claims they have snapped plas­tic mark­ers around the green and have even scrawled their names on the dug-outs.

Po­lice Scot­land con­firmed they have re­ceived re­ports about the latest in­ci­dent.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should con­tact them by di­alling 101.

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