Bramley is latest victim of trophy theft25th January, 2013 by Tania Longmire
Bramley has become the latest golf club in Surrey or Sussex to have its trophies stolen in a late-night raid.
At least nine golf clubs have experienced a break-in since last September, in which silver trophies or cups have been taken. Police believe each haul is then sold for scrap, which is proving to be lucrative as the price of silver has risen by more than 700 per cent in the last decade.
As in most of the other raids, three men broke into Bramley Golf Club late at night. They entered via patio doors in the lounge. Nine trophies were discarded as the thieves left.
Detective Constable Mike Taylor said: “This is a burglary in which a high value haul of trophies appears to have been specifically targeted.
“This type of crime not only affects the golf club owners but the community of members and players who enjoy competing to win these awards. ”
The suspects are all described as white men. The first suspect was of large build and was wearing a woolly hat, khaki jacket, blue jeans and white trainers. The second suspect is also described as being of a large build and was wearing a black balaclava, a Barbour style blue jacket, blue trousers and white trainers. The third suspect is described as being shorter and slimmer than the other two suspects. He was wearing a woolly hat, blue jeans and white trainers.