A plea for help for a Saskatoon lawn bowling club has been widely shared on social media.
A post went up on the Nutana Lawn Bowling Club Facebook page on Labour Day, including videos showing a suspect apparently breaking into the group’s clubhouse and rooting through a fridge, before moving into other rooms off-camera.
Joseph J. Chan, part of the club’s executive committee, told 650 CKOM Wednesday it’s one of nine break-in attempts they’ve experienced over the summer — four of those times someone has gotten inside.
He said photo and video evidence suggests it’s the same man every time.
“We are terrorized by this individual,” Chan said.
“He tried to break in one time and he couldn’t so he (left graffiti saying) ‘you got me this time but next time I’m gonna break in.'”
Chan noted the thief is mostly targeting food from the kitchen and small amounts of money left behind. However, more recently the mixer for their public address system was stolen.
He estimated the club has sustained $1,500 in damage from broken windows, locks and door frames from the attempts.
Chan said it’s a large amount of money for the club to recover, given they rely on membership fees and event bookings to cover their costs.
Police confirmed Thursday they’ve responded to break-and-enters at the lawn bowling club June 5, Aug. 4, Aug. 25, Sept. 3 and Sept. 4.
Anyone who might have information on the suspect is being encouraged to contact the Saskatoon Police Service at 306-975-8300
The following videos were included in the post: