Scales theft weighs heav­ily on go kart club

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EARLY last week Rochester Go Kart Club was bro­ken into, which has re­sulted in the club tem­po­rar­ily clos­ing.

‘‘Some peo­ple got into the club and caused a bit of dam­age,’’ Rochester po­lice Sergeant Dale Simm said. ‘‘They took a set of scales. ‘‘They made them­selves a bit of a nui­sance.’’

Last Satur­day the club wrote on their face­book page the track will be ‘‘closed un­til fur­ther no­tice due to crim­i­nal dam­age’’.

The pres­i­dent of the Rochester Go Kart Club, Martin Golledge, hoped the dam­age would be quickly re­paired.

‘‘The track is closed only due to the locks be­ing cut off the gates and I have not been able to re­place them as the se­cu­rity key type we use has to be ac­ces­si­ble for all mem­bers,’’ he said.

‘‘The premises was bro­ken into and the locks were cut on two gates and en­try was gained to the tech shed by forc­ing the door.

‘‘Thieves have re­moved the elec­tronic scales unit.

‘‘At this stage, that ap­pears to be all that is miss­ing.’’

Martin and his team were quick to take ac­tion af­ter the thefts.

‘‘Most of our mem­bers are rac­ing this week­end at Puck­a­pun­yal so it’s not ur­gent,’’ he said.

‘‘But we have ar­ranged for the locks to be re­placed so our mem­bers have ac­cess again.

‘‘And we will try to raise some funds to re­place the stolen scales.’’

Any­one with any in­for­ma­tion can con­tact Rochester po­lice on 5484 1100.

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