Kart club in despair over burglaries

Geraldton Guardian

A Geraldton sporting club is fighting for survival after repeated burglaries stripped it of essential equipment.

Midwest Kart Club treasurer Tony Keeping said the club had been broken into five times in the past year.

The most recent break-ins have threatened its ability to hold meetings.

“We’ve lost track lights, digital scales to weigh karts, TV screen for lap times, UPS and computer equipment, first-aid materials, food, drink and the alarm system was smashed,” he said.

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“It’s decimated the club. We’re a small club and we don’t have the funds to buy new equipment, so this will make it very difficult for us to function.”

The club has arranged to borrow equipment for a State-based competition it is hosting next month, but there are question marks beyond that.

Mr Keeping said the stolen equipment was of no value to anyone outside the club.

The club has offered a reward for information leading to the recovery of its stolen goods.

Anyone with information is asked to call 0409 884 205, 0418 939 588 or Geraldton Police on 9923 4555.

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