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Police now on the trail of the golfing vandals of Gungahlin

By 21 January 2014 4

ACT Policing is investigating reports of vehicles and residences being damaged across several Gungahlin suburbs Sunday (19 January) night.

At least ten Harrison, Bonner, Palmerston, Forde and Amaroo residents were targeted, in what are believed to be related incidents. Windows and lights of parked vehicles were targeted. In the majority of cases golf balls were located in, or around the damaged vehicles. Eggs were also reported as being used to damage vehicles.

On the same night, six residences in Casey were damaged by golf balls being hit into the area from unoccupied land. While exact damage is still being determined, the final costs of the damage are believed to be in the tens of thousands of dollars.

The damage is believed to be linked to an earlier burglary at Gungahlin Lakes Golf Club. Offenders broke into a building at the driving range, stealing golf balls, confectionary and soft drinks.

Acting Officer-in-Charge of Gungahlin Police Station Andrew Mitchell said information from the public was critical in identifying the offenders in these incidents.

“The residents of Gungahlin have the right to expect their vehicles and premises will remain safe while they sleep. Incidents like this don’t just happen without some wider discussion from the offenders before and after the event. I urge anyone with any information, no matter how small, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. You can provide information anonymously,” Acting Station Sergeant Mitchell said.

“I’d also ask any victims of similar property damage who haven’t yet reported the matter to police, to please do so. You can report the matter personally at your local police station, or give us a call on 131-444”.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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4 Responses to Police now on the trail of the golfing vandals of Gungahlin
#1
Mordd10:06 pm, 21 Jan 14

Well that explains the Learner Car back windscreen and the presence of the golf balls. Maybe when they are caught, as punishment, we could tie them to the net at a driving range and let people take their best shots :P

#2
LSWCHP10:34 pm, 21 Jan 14

Mordd said :

Well that explains the Learner Car back windscreen and the presence of the golf balls. Maybe when they are caught, as punishment, we could tie them to the net at a driving range and let people take their best shots :P

Or tie them to the stop butts at the rifle range, and let people take their best shots.

An unexpected king-hit from a golf ball dropping out of the sky could cause serious injury, or even death for a child or elderly people such as my parents who go for long walks in the cool of summer evenings. People who are willing to endanger the well-being or lives of others for a bit of light entertainment are nothing more than savage dogs, and don’t deserve any better treatment.

#3
poetix10:54 pm, 21 Jan 14

‘The damage is believed to be linked to an earlier burglary at Gungahlin Lakes Golf Club.’

Linked to the golf club. They’re doing their own puns now.

#4
NoniDoll10:15 am, 22 Jan 14

LSWCHP said :

Mordd said :

Well that explains the Learner Car back windscreen and the presence of the golf balls. Maybe when they are caught, as punishment, we could tie them to the net at a driving range and let people take their best shots :P

Or tie them to the stop butts at the rifle range, and let people take their best shots.

An unexpected king-hit from a golf ball dropping out of the sky could cause serious injury, or even death for a child or elderly people such as my parents who go for long walks in the cool of summer evenings. People who are willing to endanger the well-being or lives of others for a bit of light entertainment are nothing more than savage dogs, and don’t deserve any better treatment.

Crazy thought: I do believe the original comment was intended as a joke.

That said, we could use ping pong balls instead?

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