Auckland sports club reeling following plumbing stolen for second time

A rugby and athletics club in central Auckland is reeling after suffering two burglaries in the space of five months, alongside with vandalism.

A member of Te Papapa Onehunga Rugby and Sporting activities Club‘s committee summed it up properly – “it sucks”.

Lynne Wright explained to 1Information non-copper piping less than its club rooms, found in Fergusson Area, experienced been ripped off the walls about 3am on Monday.

Thieves had also gone as far as getting the full incredibly hot h2o system and sawing off the tackle for the mains.

Te Papapa Onehunga Rugby women's 10-a-side team.

To make matters worse, the plumbing stolen was the substitution for copper plumbing stolen in December final year. It experienced only been in position for a month.

Wright stated the club was now without having h2o and as a result was unable to hold any of its upcoming house game titles, a blow for the smaller club.

To insert insult to injuries, very last evening 1 aspect of the club rooms was tagged.

“We just want a put exactly where we can generate actually great athletes,” Wright stated.

Even Te Papapa Onehunga Rugby and Sports Club's hot water system wasn't safe, a blank wall where it used to be.

The burglaries have dealt an all-around $14,000 blow to the club’s financial institution account. Cleaning up the graffiti will increase a lot more.

Wright reported the burglaries had been “actually disheartening” for the club and for all of those people in the neighborhood who utilised its facilities.

An alarm, locks and CCTV hadn’t been ample to prevent the intruders.

“We want the best for our local local community and a place they can be definitely very pleased of and truly feel secure coming in this article. We want persons to have assurance we can deliver a nice ecosystem for kids to develop up in and perform activity,” Wright claimed.

Some associates of the club experienced provided to camp out and test and catch the robbers if they came back again, but Wright reported it was not the solution.

“Maybe activity may well get them back again on monitor,” Wright remarked.

Police reported they ended up investigating the burglary that transpired at about 3am on Monday.

They were producing enquires into the incident and reviewing all available CCTV footage.

“A theft like this genuinely impacts on a regional sports club that does their best deliver great top quality facilities to its regional users young and old,” law enforcement said.

Any individual with any info about the incident is questioned to make contact with law enforcement on 105, quoting file amount 220503/1635.

Facts can also be furnished anonymously through Criminal offense Stoppers on 0800 555 111.