Thousands of dollars in football equipment were stolen from the storage area of the Hill Knights Football Club field in Bella Vista.
Thousands of dollars in football equipment were stolen from the storage area of the Hills Knights Football Club field in Bella Vista.
The theft was discovered yesterday, Monday morning, when equipment manager Drew Hood was informed by the Penrith Company that items belonging to the club had been dropped off at its Glendenning site.
Mr Hood said it was a heartbreaking robbery for the community club.
“We have just started the season,” he said. Items are brand new, most with tags still attached.
Among the stolen items were the club’s entire stock of goalkeeper gloves, 50 Hills Knights branded footballs, several flour green goalie jerseys, 20 Knight hoodies and 20 bottle holders as well as whistles and referee flags.
“This is a real blow to the club,” said Mr. Hood. “They’ve all marked with our name, so they can’t use them.
He said the thieves took away the entire box of goalie gloves which should be replaced as soon as possible.
He said other items were new from suppliers.
“We waited four months to collect the balloons that came from overseas,” he said.
“It’s about $ 3,000 worth of equipment.
“It’s a disaster. It comes from money raised by the community, sponsorship and fees.”
The break-in to the club store at Bella Vista Oval in Crown Terrace, Bella Vista occurred shortly after 8 p.m. on Sunday and in the early hours of Monday morning.
Anyone who recognizes these items or can assist police with their investigations is urged to call Castle Hill Detectives at 9680 5399 or Crime Stoppers at 1800 333,000.
The Hills Knights are part of the new Sydney Hills Football Association. hillsknights.com.au