Thieves hit Lusignan Golf Club again

The glass door to the entrance of the club house that was shattered during the break-in.

Weeks after the Lusignan Golf Club was robbed of over a $1 million worth of valuables, they have suffered yet another burglary.

Stabroek News was told that on Wednesday morning the locks to the club’s house and bond were broken and the doors were found ajar. The glass door to the club house was also shattered.

Club Secretary Rabindranauth Persaud told this newspaper yesterday that the robbery occurred sometime between 6.30 and 7 am, just after the security guard would have left.

Persaud disclosed that after being alerted to the robbery, he conducted an inspection of the club and observed cooking-gas bottles and other small items missing. He stated that the value of the items was far less than that of the previous robbery in November.

With the robberies now occurring frequently, the executive body and club members are starting to believe the perpetrators are persons with close connections to the club.

So far no arrest has been made for the November 16th robbery.

“It is very frustrating at this point, we are trying to resuscitate our losses but this criminal act keeps repeating,” Persaud lamented.

The stolen items from the last burglary included, two grass cutting machines, a tractor battery, a flat screen television, a cooking-gas bottle, a charger for a golf cart and liquor.

In the last robbery, there were no signs of forced entry to the clubhouse but the lock to a bond door was broken. This led Persaud to opine that someone got hold of the keys to the clubhouse, entered and removed the valuables.

The break-in comes at a time when the club’s executive is putting systems in place to beef up security at the facility.

After the fourth robbery, the executive of the club had installed grills and surveillance cameras around the facility. They hired a security guard after the fifth robbery.

Members of the club in a previous report had expressed concern that the club’s assets were not being properly protected.

They stated that they were disturbed with the series of break-ins and the executives’ laid-back approach to preventing future robberies from occurring.

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