Theft is latest in a string of burglaries at Shepparton BMX Club, president Ash Robertson says.CHLOE WARBURTON July 26, 2014 3:55am
Members of Shepparton BMX Club are baffled and angered at the theft of more than $6000 of specialist BMX equipment this week — including two items useless outside of a BMX track.
The theft was discovered on Thursday night when junior riders turned up at the track on Brauman St ready for training.
Club president Ash Robertson said a compressor, a ram for the BMX gate and a control box for the gate, totalling $6300, were stolen.
Electrical wires were also pulled out and damaged and a storage container was trashed.
Mr Robertson said only the compressor was able to be used outside of the BMX track.
‘‘You can’t use the ram or the control box for anything else — they’re specifically made for the BMX gate,’’ he said. ‘‘This is probably the sixth time this year the track has been broken into. It’s a big setback for the club. We can’t get insurance because we don’t have a building, so it’s not covered.
‘‘We had a kitty left over from when we held the BMX Australia National Championships, but that’ll go towards replacing these stolen items.
‘‘We’ll have to do something to try to raise money.’’
Mr Robertson said the thefts put a dampener on the club’s come-and-try day on Sunday and it was disappointing for the juniors to turn up for training, but then be sent home.
‘‘We just don’t understand — we’d love to catch who did it,’’ he said.
‘‘The kids turned up and we said, ‘Sorry kids, no practice,’ and they asked why and we had to tell them we had no gate because the gear had been stolen.
‘‘It’s not the first time our equipment has been stolen and it probably won’t be the last.’’
If you know anything, phone Shepparton police on 5820
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