Thieves hit Gladstone Basketball again

GLADSTONE Basketball Association has been stung by thieves again after two laptops were stolen on Sunday.

This is the fourth time the community sporting group has been hit by shady and quick fingered characters in a year.

One of the stolen laptops belonged to Port City Power head coach Brian Waters while the other one was used in the administration of the not-for-profit organisation.

President of Gladstone Basketball Association Barry Maluga was fed up by this latest theft and said the most recent theft had "got beyond a joke".

"We're a not-for-profit organisation and for someone to do this to us again is a kick in the guts," Mr Maluga said.

"We don't know how they gained entry [because] there were no signs of forced entry.

"It's just opportunistic," Mr Maluga said.

Mr Maluga said he would ring the locksmith today and have the locks changed.

Despite implementing security measures after the last incident, like keeping the office permanently locked and ensuring anyone who wasn't associated with basketball was asked to leave the stadium, Mr Maluga plans to increase security further.

"Hopefully police make some inroads and we can increase our security," Mr Maluga said.

"It's frustrating.

"We're a small association helping kids play basketball in Gladstone," he said.



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