Munster golf clubs warned of cash thefts

Gold clubs in Munster have been warned that they may be targeted by a roving gang of thieves who have stolen cash from clubs across the country recently.

The Golfing Union of Ireland yesterday said gardaí have warned them about thefts from golf clubs in the Connacht and Munster areas recently, and said it is likely further crimes will be committed.

“The first incident took place in Mayo and there have been further subsequent thefts in Galway, Clare and Cork with trolley-dispensing machines being targeted for cash primarily,” the union said yesterday.

“The gardaí believe that the suspects are moving south with possible future targets in the Cork/Kerry region and the south-east region,” it said, highlighting counties Waterford and Wexford as potential targets.

“Clubs should be reminded to remove cash on a regular basis from the dispensers, to check their CCTV systems are functioning properly and report any suspicious activity immediately to the nearest Garda or PSNI station,” it said.

“Golf clubs are also reminded to be careful about purchasing equipment from unknown or suspect sources,” the union advised.


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