Lush greens: Thirsty thieves stealing golf course booze

Lush greens: Burglars have taken Dyker Beach Golf Club for more than $4,500 worth of high-end booze in two incidents in the last six months.
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There’s a bogey on the 19th hole.

Booze bandits struck the Dyker Beach Golf Course’s clubhouse for the second time in less than three months on Oct. 20, making off with enough high-priced hooch to kill a horse. Liquor thefts at event spaces like the 86th Street golf club are par for the course, one police officer said.

“In my experience, any time you have a catering hall, kids, and alcohol, you can have problems,” said a detective at the 68th Precinct, who did not want to be named because the case is still open.

The latest lift could have been an inside job — the culprits appear to have their hands on a set of keys that went missing from the club in September, according to a police report.

It’s the second boozy burglary at the municipally owned course in less than three months — and at least the third since last year.

Two thirsty thieves broke in last month and got away with at least 36 bottles of alcohol kept in a basement storeroom, a police report states. They grabbed Grey Goose vodka, Hennessy cognac, and Johnnie Walker scotch whisky — a heady haul worth $1,500, police said.

Another thief did not shy from using force to get to the good stuff at the golf club over this summer. He clipped two sets of locks — one at a gate between 11th and 12th avenues, the other at a storage room — around midnight on Aug. 12 to get to the hooch. He loaded his car up with twice as much liquor as the latest thieves, absconding with alcohol worth $3,078, police said.

In February 2014, an overnight burglar took an even pricier haul from the catering hall. He grabbed three 52-inch flat-screen televisions, three bottles of Hennessy, and three handles of Grey Goose, according to police.

Police have not made any arrests. A manager at the golf club would not comment.

Reach reporter Dennis Lynch at (718) 260–2508 or e-mail him at
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

jjm from c. hill says:
If you look at it, it was just their way of sticking it to those rich basstards. Honestly, i'd do it too if given the chance. If i gotta bust my a** tending to these money-hungry snobs while getting paid chump change, im making sure i get a lil something extra out of it.
Nov. 5, 2015, 8:27 am
Ben from Bay ridge says:
Its a public working mans course and costs 40 bucks a round. You may be thinking of somewhere else.
Nov. 5, 2015, 11:34 am
jjm from c. hill says:
Well, I know if i was robbed I'd be crying a different tune. I'm a whiny hypocrite loser!
Nov. 5, 2015, 11:40 am
jjm from c. hill says:
@fakejjm, u must hate being urself dont u?
Nov. 5, 2015, 9:51 pm
jjm from c. hill says:
I like to play with my feces when I'm not being a whiny loser. I should move back to Ohio.
Nov. 6, 2015, 11:22 am
Matt from Greenpoint says:
There is an Ohio in France?
Nov. 8, 2015, 2:55 am

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