Port Lincoln Gymnastics Club broken into

ENTRY: Annie Jantke next to the portion of the Port Lincoln Gymnastics Club building exterior where two people pulled open a metal panel to get inside.
ENTRY: Annie Jantke next to the portion of the Port Lincoln Gymnastics Club building exterior where two people pulled open a metal panel to get inside.

Port Lincoln Gymnastics Club believes it may have been hit by repeat offenders after the club was broken into early Friday morning.

Two people broke into the club just before 4am by unscrewing and opening a portion of the side panel of the clubhouse on Coronation Place.

The perpetrators stole some cash and electronic goods before leaving.

Club president Annie Jantke said the club believed the suspects were the same ones who broke into the club about 12 months ago as they had entered through the same means and at the same point.

She said on that occasion only money was stolen, and because of the incident CCTV cameras were installed, which captured the perpetrators in last Friday’s act.

CCTV footage of the break in at the Port Lincoln Gymnastics Club. Footage supplied by SAPOL

“An iPad (was stolen), which has got all the music on it for our competition this weekend,” she said.

Mrs Jantke said the two people were inside for about four minutes before leaving the way they came in.

She said the club had decided to no longer have cash on the premises.

The CCTV footage was handed to police for an investigation who released the footage on the SA Police News Youtube page.

The club has already fixed the panel with tamper proof screws and plans to upgrade security further.

Mrs Jantke said it was alarming to see the club was once again broken into.

“A lot of people are saying ‘why leave the iPad out?’, it’s our club and we shouldn’t have to lock everything away before we leave but it’s getting to that,” she said.

“I just think if they want the money they will go where they can.

“We’re just glad they didn’t trash the place.”

Anyone who recognises the suspects in the CCTV footage or has any information relating to the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or www.crimestopperssa.com.au, you can remain anonymous.

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