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GLENAVY CRICKET CLUB

This is part of the Glenavy Cricket Club’s raid on the house they suspect has gear stolen in a burglary of their clubrooms.

A cricket club in a rural South Canterbury settlement set out to solve the crime itself after its clubrooms were burgled.

The tiny township of Glenavy on the banks of the Waitaki River boasts its own cricket club and its members take great pride in their small clubrooms and grounds.

However, their pride was crushed when they discovered their clubrooms had been ransacked when several members stopped in for a casual drink on Monday evening.

Club members filmed themselves at an address in the area.

GLENAVY CRICKET CLUB

Club members filmed themselves at an address in the area.

Club members launched their own investigations with a “rough idea of who the culprits” could be.

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The word went out and several senior team members set out on Tuesday evening, eventually door knocking a Glenavy address where they claim some of the the stolen goods were recovered.

Alcohol, clothing and other items had gone missing from the club, a spokesperson said.

GLENAVY CRICKET CLUB

Alcohol, clothing and other items had gone missing from the club, a spokesperson said.

The confrontation was captured on camera by club members to demonstrate they had acting lawfully and for the purpose of evidence.

About $50 in change, $500 in assorted liquor, cricket bats, two stereos, hats and 20 years of score books had gone missing from the club.

Two crates of beer, two boxes of bourbon, cricket bats and a stereo were found, the club said.

A spokesman for the club said police were then called.

The club filed a complaint with police on Tuesday morning, the spokesman said.

“We had an inclination and we just walked round there and got it sorted.

“All we did was knock on the door and talk to a guy.

“He wouldn’t let us in then another guy arrived and let us in.”

Some suspected stolen items were then recovered from a bedroom in the house.

“Once we found the stuff we rang the cops. We are pretty happy but there is still stuff missing.”

Police communications said police had received a report of theft from the club about 5.45pm on Tuesday.

“It looks like some items have been stolen,” the spokesman said. “Someone has tracked down where the items are and they have advised police.

“Police have attended and no one has been arrested. At this stage there are further inquiries, police are looking at evidence as to whether anyone will be arrested.”


 – Stuff



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