Golf clubs put on alert after second

At Kingsway Golf Centre , Melbourn, are Matt Baxter, Assistant Manager, and Ian Tottingham, Manager, following the raid. Picture: David Johnson

GOLF clubs across Cambridgeshire are on their guard after another burglary.

Thieves smashed their way into Bourn Golf Club over the bank holiday weekend and made off with a safe full of cash.

It was the second buglary to hit a golf club in the area after thieves stole thousands of punds worth of equipment from Kingsway Golf Centre in Melbourn just a week earlier.

This latest burglary occurred on Sunday night at around 10pm, when the thieves broke into the club on Toft Road, Bourn.

Two men are believed to have broken through a window into the club before stealing a safe containing cash.

They then escaped in the direction of Bourn using a cream Mini Clubman with a black roof as a getaway car.

The week before, burglars stole thousands of pounds worth of equipment when they used a crowbar to break into a golf centre in Melbourn.

Clubs and other expensive branded equipment including Nike, Wilson and Ben Ross, were taken from Kingsway Golf Centre, in Cambridge Road, at around 11pm on Monday, August 19.

The assistant manager at the centre, Matt Baxter said: “I am surprised about the break-in at Bourn, but these things do tend to happen at other places.”

After playing at Bourn Golf Club on Thursday, he said: “There wasn’t much of a change in the mood at the club.

“I did notice a smashed window there though.”

Police officers are keeping an open mind onwhether the two burglaries are linked.

Investigating officer DC Andy Bates said: “I would urge anyone with information about these incidents to come forward.

“I would also ask residents to remain vigilant, report anything suspicious and keep an eye out for the stolen safe, which may have been discarded.”

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said: “We would always tell people to take security seriously and golf clubs should be particularly vigilant in the area and take security precautions.”

Anyone with information should contact DC Bates at Cambourne Police Station on 101.

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