Golf carts stolen from Aiken club


News 12 at 6 o'clock / Tuesday, June 4, 2013

AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW) -- Workers at the Aiken Golf Club on Highland Park say someone stole five golf carts Monday night.

"We're reviewing what evidence, as far as tire tracks, footprints," said Jeremy Hembree with Aiken Public Safety.

Those were found at the scene Tuesday morning at the Aiken Golf Club.

"The suspect or suspects, we're not sure how many took part, actually cut the lock to the cart barn with a golf club and went in and took several carts and chargers," Hembree said.

Management at the club told investigators the carts were worth about $3,000 each. The chargers were $1,000 each.

"It's still in the early stages of the process as far as reviewing what evidence we were able to locate," he said.

Four of the carts are green with an Aiken Golf Club logo on them and the other one is green with a Cedar Creek logo.

Investigators are also checking for other specifics.

"The make and models of the golf carts, to determine if there's any connection between anything else," he said.

Like the golf cart theft that happened earlier last month at the Living History Park.

Shop owners around Aiken say these thefts happen more than you think, but Aiken Public Safety says they're trying to be proactive.

"Throughout the evening time and overnight already, we do extra patrols to our businesses," Hembree said.

Now, they're making some extra stops along the way.

"We'll put some extra emphasis on patrolling the golf courses and areas where we know where those items could be located," he said.


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