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Swansea police release surveillance video of golf cart caper

Golf cart bandits never leave a man behind

Swansea Police released this surveillance video of golf cart thieves who drive past a homeowner's trailer, try to take it and fled when the homeowner came out. One of the thieves fled on foot and left a cart behind. They came back two minutes late
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Swansea Police released this surveillance video of golf cart thieves who drive past a homeowner's trailer, try to take it and fled when the homeowner came out. One of the thieves fled on foot and left a cart behind. They came back two minutes late

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.

Golf carts were reported stolen over the weekend from Clinton Hill Golf Course at 3700 Old Collinsville Road in Swansea and from Yorktown Golf Course at 300 Goalby Drive in Shiloh.

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.

On Saturday, Aug. 12, Shiloh police responded to Yorktown Golf Course for the overnight theft of multiple golf carts. This was the fourth time golf carts have been stolen this year from Yorktown. The Village of Shiloh is offering a $1,000 reward f

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.

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