‘This trouble needs to stop’: Police search for alleged Jabiru Golf Club ram-raiders

by | Sep 16, 2020 | Cops | 1 comment

NT Police are searching for a group of thieves who allegedly ram-raided the Jabiru Golf Club and made off with a “large quantity” of liquor, that has devastated the club and the community.

The exterior of the building sustained extensive damages as a result of the ram-raid that occurred around 3:05am on Sunday, police media manager Rob Cross said.

It’s the latest break and enter for the club, and nearby communities were reaching out to show their support yesterday, with the Gunbalanya Sports and Social Club closing last night to encourage people to report any information they have about the alleged break and enter.

Police allege an unidentified male, shown in CCTV footage at the Jabiru Golf Club, entered the establishment and stole a large quantity of liquor.

He was wearing a red hat, dark hoodie, red shoes and khaki shorts.

Police declined to say exactly how much liquor was stolen.

The suspect and others were observed by police later that day in an alleged stolen vehicle in Oenpelli, Mr Cross said.

He added that the group abandoned the vehicle and fled the area on foot.

Police believe the vehicle is allegedly stolen, following another unlawful entry at a business in Oenpelli sometime prior to 2:00am.

‘This trouble needs to stop as someone will get hurt’: Gunbalanya Sports and Social Club’s warning 

The Jabiru Golf Club posted photos of the alleged thieves on Facebook, asking for the public’s help in identifying them.

“We have been broken into yet again.. this is absolutely disappointing for so many reasons,” the club wrote.

In a show of solidarity, the Gunbalanya Sports and Social Club kept its doors closed Tuesday night.

“The people of this community need to go see the police with any information about these crimes,” a Facebook post read. “Hopefully we can reopen tomorrow night. This trouble needs to stop as someone will get hurt.”

Mr Cross urged anyone with information on the identities of those involved to contact them on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 and quote reference number 9421352.

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