Thieves strike twice at Lutterworth golf club

Thieves have hit Lutterworth Golf Club twice in the last few weeks.

On the first occasion they stole 30 trophies from the club’s base in Rugby Road, Lutterworth.

And on the second occasion – last Thursday – they broke into the greenkeepers’ shed and tried to steal a tractor and trailer.

Police are appealing for information about the whereabouts of the golf club trophies.

A total of 30 silver-plated, solid silver, pewter and glass trophies were taken from the club, between 8pm on Monday, September 29, and 5.55am on Tuesday, September 30.

Burglars got in through the rear window of the clubhouse, then smashed the door to the trophy cabinet before stealing the trophies.

Stephen Smith, secretary of Lutterworth Golf Club, said: “Some of the trophies had been donated to the club by members who are no longer with us – some dating back to the early 1900s.

“It’s very frustrating that some people just want to steal for a living.

“The trophies are of great sentimental value to us.”

PC 4311 Victoria Lucas, who is the investigating officer, added: “We are keen to speak to anyone who has information that could help us to locate these trophies.”

Last week, thieves used boltcutters to break into the greenkeepers’ shed.

Vehicles were taken from the shed, but did not leave the club’s grounds.

Anyone with information about either crime can contact PC Lucas by calling the police 101 number, follow the instructions to leave a message and when prompted key in the officer’s ID 4311.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.