Thieves make off with ATM from Bootleg Gap Golf Course

Front door smashed in with hot-wired bobcat, ATM loosened and taken

Suspects with a plan made an attempt to break into Trickle Creek Golf Course last week, and a day later, were successful breaking into Bootleg Gap, making off with an ATM machine.

“They drove a bobcat through the front door at Bootleg Gap, loosened the ATM machine, which was bolted to the floor and took off,” said Kimberley RCMP Cpl. Chris Newel.

An undisclosed amount of cash was taken with the ATM.

The bobcat was owned by the golf course, but Newel says that those familiar with this type of machinery would be able to start it.

“Often one key will work with several different machines,” he said.

“They damaged the cab of the bobcat to get into it, but we couldn’t determine if there was damage to the ignition,” Newel said.

Newel says that an attempt was made to cut into a machine at Trickle Creek Golf Course the previous day, but it was unsuccessful.

No arrests have been made and the investigation continues.