Two burglars used a four-wheeler with a trailer to take the highest-price cuts of meat from the club’s detached walk-in freezer. The heist, which was caught on a security camera, was completed in less than three minutes, but the perpetrators’ faces are covered throughout. Management suspects that someone with inside knowledge of the club’s freezer operation was involved.
Two burglars stole about $4,000 worth of prime meat from the Butte (Mont.) Country Club’s detached walk-in freezer on April 22, the Great Falls, Mont., KRTV reported.
Employees at the club are disturbed by the crime. “We felt really violated, I mean, this is our safe haven at work, we always feel safe here and you just felt it was just a really eerie feeling,” said General Manager Tod Fitterer.
The club’s security camera caught the perpetrators driving up on a four-wheeler with a trailer at about 2:37 a.m. on Friday, quickly cutting the lock and getting away with several pounds of prime rib and other items, even though the alarm went off. Police say it was a well-planned crime, KRTV reported.
“They brought the tools with them to enter into the freezer. Didn’t look up at all, kept their heads down, their faces were covered either with a ball cap or some sort of mask,” said Butte Undersheriff George Skuletich.
The burglars did it all in less than three minutes, plus they also stole the highest-price meat items, which makes the management here suspect that they knew what they were after, KRTV reported.
“My opinion is I think that they had knowledge of our freezer, whether it was through a former employee, or somebody who delivered, they obviously had knowledge of where we kept stuff in our freezer,” said Fitterer.