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A section of the Heidelberg Golf Course is marked by police tape Thursday morning as German and military investigators search for clues after thieves Wednesday gutted a storage building where golfers store their gear.
A section of the Heidelberg Golf Course is marked by police tape Thursday morning as German and military investigators search for clues after thieves Wednesday gutted a storage building where golfers store their gear. (Jon R. Anderson / S&S)
A section of the Heidelberg Golf Course is marked by police tape Thursday morning as German and military investigators search for clues after thieves Wednesday gutted a storage building where golfers store their gear.
A section of the Heidelberg Golf Course is marked by police tape Thursday morning as German and military investigators search for clues after thieves Wednesday gutted a storage building where golfers store their gear. (Jon R. Anderson / S&S)
A section of the Heidelberg Golf Course is marked by police tape Thursday morning as German and military investigators search for clues after thieves Wednesday gutted a storage building where golfers store their gear.
A section of the Heidelberg Golf Course is marked by police tape Thursday morning as German and military investigators search for clues after thieves Wednesday gutted a storage building where golfers store their gear. (Jon R. Anderson / S&S)

HEIDELBERG, Germany — Thousands of dollars worth of golf clubs were stolen from the Army’s Heidelberg Golf Course in southwestern Germany.

A worker there arrived Wednesday morning to find a storage building near the main clubhouse ransacked with empty golf bags strewn all over the floor, said Regina Abrigo, an Army spokeswoman in Heidelberg.

An avid golfer at the course herself, Abrigo said her golf clubs were among the few not taken.

“I guess my clubs were not expensive enough,” she quipped. However, her husband’s bag, with about $2,000 worth of clubs, was taken.

In all, said Abrigo, some 30 storage lockers were pried open.

“It was just a mess and there were a lot of empty bags,” said Abrigo.

German and military police were searching for clues Thursday as local golfers filed in to check for missing gear as yellow crime scene tape stretched from the storage building up to the main clubhouse.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Steve Regester, a property book manager for the 28th Transportation Battalion in Mannheim, said he had just been talking with a golfing buddy about renting a locker at the Heidelberg course.

“But we’ve come to the conclusion that maybe that’s not such a good idea now,” Regester said, after finishing a round on the 18-hole course Thursday afternoon.

A tournament slated for April 11 will continue as planned, said a manager at the course.

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