The Belmont Golf Course in Central Elgin in Southwestern Ontario, Canada was the victim of an insane heist on July 31. Thieves made away with more than $100,000 worth of golf carts overnight, and Canadian Police said that they are still investigating the case and looking for suspects to question. The public has been asked to come forward with any information that may lead to an arrest. As of now no information has been released about potential suspects by the Police, including descriptors or profiles.
The heist was reported to Ontario police at around 5 am in the morning on August 1, with the call stating that thieves had made off with expensive golf carts. 13 golf carts were stolen, and as they are essential to the running of the golf course, the financial damage of the theft goes beyond just the cost of the stolen carts but will also include lost revenue due to disrupted service at the course. The loss of the carts will also disrupt existing golfers who are looking to play at the course. Surprisingly, the theft of the 13 Ez go gas-powered golf carts was not captured on any cameras by the course themselves, calling into question the security standards at the course.
Police seek public help as leads appear thin
With no camera footage to go, the police have no significant leads of their own to go further and have thus urged the public for help. Notably, 13 golf carts isn’t exactly the easiest heist to cover up, and it's likely that the public might be able to offer the police something.
While the theft seems to be audacious due to the size and scale of stealing 13 vehicles, it is actually something that is not very uncommon. Golf carts have been stolen in the past because of how easy they are to operate and transport, though the amount is perhaps a cause of surprise. It was especially damning how simple the operation appeared.
Thieves were able to take golf carts away in the middle of the night and the course appeared to have nothing significant stopping them. Security did not spot it and neither did any CCTV.