Sport club ran­sacked

The Chronicle - - Regional - - Do­minic El­some, The Gat­ton Star

GAT­TON: A GAT­TON sport­ing club has de­scribed a re­cent break-in as “a kick in the guts”.

Some­time be­tween Jan­uary 6 and 7, thieves al­legedly forced their way into the Gat­ton Red­backs Soccer Club’s premises on Treat­ment Plant Rd.

Club pres­i­dent Adam Hal­stead said while the thieves made off with lit­tle of value, the dam­age they caused had cost the club time and money it couldn’t af­ford.

“It’s more so just the mess they made rather than any­thing,” Mr Hal­stead said.

“They’ve just re­ally in­con­ve­nienced us - they’ve bro­ken win­dows, smashed our fridges, pulled cup­board doors off the cup­board.”

The per­pe­tra­tors were de­ter­mined to gain ac­cess to the club, cut­ting through metal bars with what Mr Hal­stead sus­pects was a por­ta­ble an­gle-grinder.

“There’s not a lot we can re­ally do, if they want to get in, they’re go­ing to get in,” he said.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should phone Crime Stop­pers on 1800 333 000 or Po­lice Link on 131 444.

Photo: Do­minic El­some

BREAK IN: Gat­ton Soccer Club Pres­i­dent Adam Hal­stead said the crime was a ‘kick in the guts’ for the club.

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