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Cops: Pro shop robbery suspect addicted to golf

Police said man accused of stealing $9,200 in golfing gear in Bremerton, Wash. apparently has a baseball cap which reads, "Born to Golf, Forced to Work";  they also say they found 70 pieces of golf equipment. CBS affiliate KIRO

BREMERTON, Wash. - Police in Washington state say a man suspected of taking $9,200 worth of clubs and other merchandise from the pro shop at Gold Mountain Golf Course had no criminal history, but he does appear to be addicted to golf.

Bremerton police spotted some of the stolen gear for sale online and arrested the 26-year-old suspect Wednesday in Kirkland.

Police Chief Steve Strachan said in a news release that robberies are often the result of addictions, but this is the first one police have seen "that looks like a golf addiction."

CBS affiliate KIRO reports police seized some 70 items from the suspect's home. They say they also found a baseball cap the man apparently owns that reads, "Born to Golf, Forced to Work" and photos of the man playing golf.

Sounds like a pretty bad lie.

  • Crimesider Staff

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