UPDATE: Scumbags steal thousands from leagues club

Update, Sunday 11.46am:

KINGSLEY Thieber, the manager at the Western Suburbs Leagues Club at Walkerston, has been left with a bad taste in his mouth after thieves took thousands of dollars of volunteer-funded equipment from the club.

Mr Thieber said someone had broken into the amenities block and taken a projector, a laptop and other electrical items.

He was unsure of the exact value of the goods, but said it "would be in the thousands".

"The football management staff (discovered it when) they had to get into that area," Mr Thieber said.

"The equipment stolen is utilised... in team training sessions."

As the amenities block hadn't been accessed since June 21, the theft could have happened anytime between Tuesday and Friday.

"It's just disappointing unfortunately. There's a lot of work that goes into not-for-profit organisations and when something like this happens it leaves a bad taste in everyone's mouth," Mr Thieber said.

"It's not only a facility for senior players, it's utilised by all schools and junior participants in a number of different sports."

Staff at the Leagues Club are currently reviewing CCTV footage and police are investigating.

Initial:

POLICE say thieves have broke into the Western Suburbs Leagues Club this week.

A spokeswoman said the break-in happened sometime between June 21 and Saturday morning and property had been stolen.

She said the thieves entered through the front door but was unable to confirm how they'd entered or what had been stolen.

Western Suburbs Leagues Club have been contacted for comment.

Any information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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