Golf cart bandits never leave a man behind
Swansea police on Wednesday released a surveillance video of suspects driving stolen golf carts down Adams Drive early Saturday and unsuccessfully trying to hook up a car trailer to one of the carts.
The video provided to the police by a homeowner shows three golf carts buzzing down an otherwise quiet street at about 1 a.m. Saturday. A fourth cart rolling down the street makes a U-turn and stops next to a car trailer. The cart driver then tries to hook up the cart to the trailer. Another suspect returns to the car trailer.
Then a homeowner comes outside and scares off the suspects.
One person abandons his cart and runs away. The other person drives off. A short time later, three carts return to the abandoned cart and one suspect hops into the cart and all four carts then take off.
Detectives believe the carts shown in the Swansea video were taken from Clinton Hill.
Police have said the stolen carts have been recovered but no arrests have been made. Police did not release a detailed description of the suspects.
This was the fourth time golf carts have been stolen this year from Yorktown.
Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to call the Shiloh Police Department at 618-632-9047 and ask for Sgt. Jesse Phillips or the Swansea Police Department at 618-233-8114.