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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Burglars target golf course

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  • The Neosho Police Department is investigating an early morning burglary that occurred Sunday at the Neosho Municipal Golf Course Club House and Pro Shop.
    Officers responded around 4 a.m. Sunday to the facility, located at 1850 Club House Road, after the burglar set off an alarm, said Neosho Police Chief Dave McCracken.
    After forcing entry into the clubhouse, the intruder recovered an undisclosed amount of money from the safe and fled the scene.
    “It appeared they went directly for the office,” McCracken said, noting that it did not appear that the suspect had tampered with anything else inside the clubhouse and pro shop.
    When asked if the suspect’s focus on the safe indicated familiarity with the inside of the clubhouse, McCracken said he wasn’t sure.
    “Those are some of the things we’re looking at,” the police chief said. “But right now, there’s no way to know.”
    McCracken said he expected to know today exactly how much money the intruder got away with.
    The Joplin Police Department is also investigating a similar incident, after an intruder broke into the Twin Hills Golf and Country Club pro shop early Sunday morning, between 2:15 and 3 a.m. and also got away with an undisclosed amount of money.
    “We’re going to coordinate with Joplin and see if there’s any connection,” McCracken said.
    McCracken said the Neosho burglar was not captured on camera, and said investigators did not have any leads that he could comment on.
    “We’ve got some things that we’re working on, but it remains to be seen if they develop into anything,” McCracken said.
    The incident remains under investigation by the Neosho Police Department. Anyone with information relating to the burglary is asked to contact the department at 451-8333 or 451-8012.
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