In its second break-in of the summer, 150 bottles of beer and a Square credit card reader were allegedly stolen from the Road’s End Golf Course sometime between the evenings of September 2 and September 4.

According to a media release from the RCMP, shortly after 7 p.m. on September 4, Inuvik RCMP received a call reporting the break-and-enter.

During the investigation, it was found that two locks used to deadbolt the clubhouse door closed had been broken off.

According to the RCMP, the first break-in took place in June, and a small amount of cash was stolen.

Steve Krug, outgoing president of the Inuvik Golf Association, said one of the summer student

workers found the clubhouse had been broken into and immediately contacted Krug.

“I was disheartened, I was mad,” said Krug. “It was the second time this year that we’ve been

broken into. We thought we had the parameters in place to prevent another break-in, but being

so secluded … makes it an easy target.”

One hundred and fifty bottles of beer and a Square credit card reader were stolen from the Road’s End Golf Course.
Samantha McKay/NNSL photo

Krug said the first break-in was more severe, despite that the culprits only took a box of cheesies

and less than $100 cash.

“With the first break-in, they pulled the whole door frame off of the building and entered that

way. It was a bear-proof door and they were still able to get in somehow,” said Krug. “This time

we had a more secure door with two heavy deadbolt locks, and they still managed to

pull those locks off, probably with a pair of bolt cutters.”

Krug said the incident is unfortunate.n]

“It sucks that we’re so close to the end of the season and we’re ending on this note,” said Krug.

“We’re a not-for-profit organization that supports a lot of golf in town, and we’ve had a lot of

success this summer with events, private rentals, corporate functions, our men’s night … it’s

disheartening for everyone who puts their time and effort when something like this happens.”

He added that the association is sourcing a security camera that can be monitored remotely as

well as putting in place internal security procedures.

Krug said he is thankful for the Inuvik community’s ongoing support for the golf course.

“The ongoing support from everybody that has played golf this summer and community

members that are involved with the course, and our committee members and volunteers has been

great,” he said. “I just want to thank them for their continued support, it’s really appreciated.”

According to the RCMP media release, the investigation into the break-and-enter continues.

An image of a Square credit card reader, similar to what was stolen from Inuvik’s Road’s End Golf Course.
Photo courtesy of the RCMP

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