It had become the terror of many golf clubs scattered across Lombardy, Liguria, Veneto and Emilia Romagna. When the Rolex golf band arrived, Cartier, credit cards and cash took off. Now they are in prison in Trento, accused of at least eight hits (but they could soon become eleven).
The carabinieri of Arenzano (Genoa) and Riva del Garda (Trento) managed to identify the perpetrators of the thefts, for a booty of about 100 thousand euros, arresting two men aged 33 and 31, Romanians.
Golf gang, situation
The investigations into the golf gang, coordinated by the deputy prosecutor Marcello Maresca, started with a theft inside the golf courses in Sant’Anna di Cogoleto (Genoa). The two had stolen the bag from a player with some personal items inside as well as 200 euros in cash. While trying to escape, after being discovered, they had risked overwhelming an employee of the facility. The investigations revealed that in three months they had probably scored a dozen hits in the province of Genoa, Vicenza, Verona, Padua, Parma and Brescia (one on 14 December in Franciacorta, another on 24 February in Gardagolf), stealing from golfers, money and precious watches for a booty of about 100 thousand euros.
The two, unemployed, were based in Riva del Garda. The couple used cars in the name of front names or rented cars with which they reached the clubs. Once inside, they managed to break into the clubhouse and on the playing fields to steal the players’ bags, left unattended on the golf carts.
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