As golfers gathered to celebrate the end of summer with a party night in Greencastle Golf Club, thieves targeted a number of cars in the grounds, stealing the alloy wheels off one of the employees vehicle.
The incident is believed to have take place during the hours of 12am and 12.35am on Saturday morning during the golf club’s popular scramble party night.
Three other cars were also damaged on the night with windows being smashed and car ransacked to find any valuable belongings. One car had expensive golf equipment stolen from the boot.
However the worst of the damage happened to a golf club employee as his car was jacked up, wheels were stolen and the car was put on bricks. A window was also smashed.
A senior source at the golf club told the ‘Journal’ it could have been a lot worse, as the night wasn’t as busy as normal and a number of people had already gone home.
“It was a bad night on Friday a number of people couldn’t make it, so there could have been a lot of expensive cars about. We think they targeted the employees car - he had alloy wheels - because the car beside him was practically untouched.”
The source said the incident ruined what would normally be a night of celebration at the popular Inishowen golf links, but admits this may have done damage to the club
“We have a built up a good hospitable reputation here in Greencastle where we regularly invite people down, so I just hope that can continue. Everyone was having a great night up until this happened but thankfully a lot of people had already gone home as the main part of the night had finished.”
It is believed a number of people were involved in the attack.
“There would have to have been a number people involved in this as it all happened so quickly. One employee left at midnight and she noticed nothing untoward in the area, but when someone went outside for a smoke at 12.35am they noticed the car up on bricks.”
Gardai in Moville attended the scene and are currently investigating. Anyone with any information is urged to contact Moville Gardai Station immediately on 074 9382002