Perhaps country club members need to take more precautions in storing their valuables before heading out to the course.
According to a CBS New York report, a pair of thieves have been arrested in New Jersey after dressing as golfers with the goal of sneaking into locker rooms at high-end country clubs to steal credit cards from the lockers of members.
After raiding multiple venues, including Baltusrol Golf Club and Canoe Brook Country Club in New Jersey, the thieves were apprehended, but only after using the stolen credit cards to purchase thousands of dollars worth of gift cards at Target. Employees at Canoe Brook reportedly recognized one of the suspects on July 20 from a police sketch, which led to his arrest.
'He would enter the club and look for the best way to get to the locker room,' Springfield (N.J.) detective James Mirabile said of Oscar Cabrera, one of the men who allegedly made his way into the locker room at Baltusrol, which will host the PGA Championship in 2016.
According to the report, the duo took enough attention to detail to wear a golf glove while walking into locker rooms to commit their crimes. The pair allegedly may be responsible for a string of similar thefts at country clubs in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Florida.