Soccer club raid


OFFENDERS broke into the Rosebud Soccer Club last week but only got away with cheap electrical appliances. Detective Senior Sergeant Jason Hocking, of Somerville CIU, said they dented roller doors in a bid to gain entry then used a jemmy to remove a security grill on the roof, overnight Sunday 14 July.

Once inside they forced open cupboards and drawers and stole kitchen items, including cookware, frypan and sandwich maker, valued at $100. A battery charger was later found dumped near the gate into Besgrove Street.

Nepean MP Chris Brayne said he was “saddened to hear the clubrooms had been broken into”.

“On Tuesday 16 July I joined Eugene, Mel and Rob from the club, along with council officers, to inspect the damage,” he said.

“The officers told the club the lighting would be upgraded to LED lights and that assistance would be provided for changing room access at the football club.

“So, there have been some good outcomes after a terrible blow to a much-loved community club.”

Police are appealing for witnesses. They should call 5978 1300.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 23 July 2019