Popular indoor beach volleyball complex ram raided

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Owners believe the damage bill at the Bunbury Indoor Beach Volleyball complex will be more than $20,000.
Camera IconOwners believe the damage bill at the Bunbury Indoor Beach Volleyball complex will be more than $20,000. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times

The owners of Bunbury’s popular indoor beach volleyball complex say they have been left disheartened after thieves caused more than $20,000 in damage during a brazen ram raid.

Bunbury Indoor Beach Volleyball owner Brent Wynwood told the South Western Times that it was more about the aftermath of the invasion, than what the thieves got away with.

“It’s just very disheartening, you feel like you have to keep defending yourself from these (thieves),” Mr Wynwood said.

Bunbury Indoor Beach Volleyball staff inspect the damage after thieves ram raided the Davenport sporting complex in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Camera IconBunbury Indoor Beach Volleyball staff inspect the damage after thieves ram raided the Davenport sporting complex in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times

Mr Wynwood was one of the first to arrive at the McCombe Road facility after being notified of the alarm being activated about 4am today.

A stolen truck used in the ram raid had its engine still running when Mr Wynwood arrived.

“I thought they might’ve still been inside ... lucky the police weren’t far away,” he said.

Police say thieves stole a Hino truck from a commercial property at Hensen Street in Davenport before using the vehicle to gain entry through the front doors of the volleyball complex.

Owners believe the damage bill at the Bunbury Indoor Beach Volleyball complex will be more than $20,000.
Camera IconOwners believe the damage bill at the Bunbury Indoor Beach Volleyball complex will be more than $20,000. Credit: Kate Fielding / South Western Times

The brazen thieves caused extensive damage before using another stolen vehicle from a neighbouring business to get away with an ATM.

Bunbury detectives are investigating and asking anyone with information to contact police.

Anyone with any information, or who might have dashcam vision of the area around the time, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at here.

The volleyball competition will run on schedule tonight.

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