Cricketers hit – again

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CRIB Point Cricket Club has been hit by intruders for the third time in the past few months.

No cash was stolen in the early morning Friday 21 October break-in but Senior Sergeant Allan Paxton, of Mornington Peninsula CIU, said $2000 damage was caused when thieves forced the front sliding glass door and then smashed an internal roller door and shelving.

CCTV footage is being examined. It is believed to show two men wearing hoodies inside the building at 4.30am.

Club president Ricky Thompson said the club had learned from the string of break-ins in March, August and, now, October, not to leave any cash in the clubhouse.

He said the robberies were an “expensive inconvenience” for club officers who were called out in the middle of the night to meet police on site.

“The thieves don’t get anything out of it except causing damage to the clubrooms,” he said. More security upgrades are planned at the club.

First published in the Western Port News – 25 October 2016

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