Detectives hunt short-wearing golf club thieves after break-in to Linlithgow Golf Club

Detectives are appealing to the public for information after a number of golf clubs were stolen overnight in West Lothian.

By Jamie McKenzie
Friday, 28th May 2021, 1:23 pm

The break-in to Linlithgow Golf Club happened around 11.35pm on Thursday when two men were seen leaving the area with the stolen items.

The first man is described as being white with a stocky build, between 5ft 10ins and 6ft, wearing a dark t-shirt and light shorts. The second man was white with a slim build, between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 11ins, wearing a light top and shorts.

Detective Constable Kenneth Alexander, of Livingston CID, said: “We believe that the men would have stood out, given their choice of clothing at that time of night, and are asking for anyone who thinks they may have seen them to come forward. We’re also keen to hear from anyone who may have potential CCTV from the nearby area.

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The break-in and theft took place at Linlithgow Golf Club. Pic: Google

“If anyone is offered golf clubs for sale, likely below the recommended retail value, please consider where these items may have come from and contact police, who can conduct enquiries.”

It comes after thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused to 14 greens at Linlithgow Golf Club in mid March.

Anyone with any information on this break-in can contact police on 101, quoting incident 4177 of 27 May.

Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.

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