Bowling club break-in

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Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter

Harvey Bowling Club has been targeted twice in the past three weeks with break-ins and theft.

Police allege the club was first targeted on March 12 when an offender smashed the front door open and stole three bottles of alcohol, causing hundreds of dollars worth of damage.

Harvey police Sgt Scott Gillis said the break-in would cost the club more in damages than it did in loss of goods.

“A few hundred dollars’ worth of damage was done to get in to steal $15 worth of alcohol,” Sgt Gillis said.

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“It’s ridiculous.”

Police have charged a 23-year-old Harvey man who they allege they found through DNA left at the scene.

“There was CCTV footage which assisted us, but we actually got some DNA from the blood left at the scene and we were able to track him through that,” Sgt Gillis said.

The man will appear in Bunbury Magistrates Court on Friday.

Police are still on the hunt for suspects involved in the second break-in which occurred last week.

Police say the thieves smashed the front door but fled after hearing the alarm sound.

While nothing was as stolen, the club is facing another costly repair.

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