Tigers on the prowl to catch vandals

Tristan WheelerManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Tiger's president David Hanratty siad the club were forced to upgrade their security.
Camera IconTiger's president David Hanratty siad the club were forced to upgrade their security. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Acts of vandalism and theft have caused Tigers Football Club to install security cameras.

Club president David Hanratty said the club had seen increased vandalism of the oval, including people using the oval and carpark to do burnouts.

“We have a groundsman that does the maintenance, trying to make the place look good and people are coming overnight and in a couple of minutes wrecking all of his hard work,” he said.

The club also suffered the theft of two gas bottles and thieves tried to break into the canteen.

The security upgrades came at a substantial price for the club, costing $6000.

“For a volunteer sporting organisation, it is a lot of money, especially at the moment when we don’t have income,” he said.

Mr Hanratty called for increased community vigilance.

“Hopefully the community take a bit of notice of what’s been happening around town here ... and start policing it and helping the police out and if they see suspicious activity report it,” he said.

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