The Club House at Green Mountain National Golf Course was broken
into shortly after 10 p.m. on Sunday, August 12. The weekend
receipts from the restaurant and cash drawer for the Pro Shop were
stolen from a padlocked file cabinet. The total loss was
At 10:04 p.m. Sunday night, after the clubhouse was closed and
secured, an alarm notified State Police and GMN staff of an
General Manager Dave Soucy was on the scene less than 15 minutes
Although the alarm sounded, there were no signs of forced
entry. However, there were signs that the thief used a crowbar
to pry open the file cabinet and did not focus efforts on any other
areas of the operation.
The lack of forced entry with alarm going off could suggest that
the thief came in through the window/door in the corner of the
clubhouse on the fairway side, Town Manager Seth Webb
reported. The air-condition window unit is not secured and
could be easily removed. The window is adjacent to the door.
Someone could have entered through by removing the air conditioner
and opening the door.
As Dave came to the course less than 15 minutes after the alarm
went off, it is possible the thief was on foot.
The nature of the crime (speed and targeting) also suggest that
it was someone intimate knowledge of the club and receipts.
The security measures were in place (building secured, alarm on,
alarm response), but failed to prevent the theft in this case.
Measures will be taken to prevent future theft, including the
following, which were taken immediately:
The air conditioners have been removed. Closing personnel for
the restaurant will now make deposits every night. A safe was
installed Tuesday by Royal Glass and Security.
An insurance claim has been filed for the loss.