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Police hunt burglars who target sheds at golf clubs.

BURGLARS have been targeting sheds and out-houses at golf clubs in South Tyneside to steal thousands of pounds worth of equipment.

The first happened between January 11 and January 12 at a shed belonging to Whitburn Golf Club on Lizard Lane. Offenders forced their way in and stole a Husqvarna strimmer, Flymo and Allan lawn mowers, generator, compressor, Dell lap-top, Stihl saw, battery booster, Dori scarifier and a Spalding socket set.

A second break-in happened at a large shed at Boldon Golf Club, Dipe Lane, in East Boldon, between January 18, and January 19. Thieves stole four strimmers, two rotavators, two generators, a large water pump, reciprocator, three squeegees, heater, diesel fuel, water pump and diesel tank gauge. The third occurred at Boldon Golf Club on January 19, where thieves stole a leaf blower.

The fourth was an attempted burglary at Whitburn Golf Club between January 21 and January 22. Thieves attempted to force their way in, again causing damage to the premises, but were unable to do so and left empty handed. The final incident happened on January 22, at Boldon Golf Club when offenders forced entry. They stole an Alto steam cleaner, drill and angle grinder.

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jan 29, 2015
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