Thieves hit Cooly bowls club

A COOLANGATTA Bowls Club poker machine and safes were targeted during a break-in about midnight Wednesday.

Senior Constable Catherine Betts said police attended the scene sometime after 3am Thursday morning.

"The cleaner arrived at 3.10am, walked to the rear of the building where he saw two persons walking the rear boundary of the club," Const Betts said.

"He observed there were no lights on at the south side of the building, which was unusual.

"Also at the rear there were no lights."

The Constable said because lights were cut by the offenders and the alarm was activated about midnight, it was unlikely the people the cleaner saw at 3am were the offenders.

She said "a few cupboards" were smashed and entry was attempted into a poker machine.

"And there is CCTV footage.

"There was a lot of damage to property but no money was taken," Const Betts said.

Queensland Police Media confirmed while attempts were made to access safes and a poker machine, no property was stolen.

"They basically caused a lot of property damage without getting anything," a spokesman said.

The spokesperson said the owner of the property was yet to release CCTV footage to the police.



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