Thieves targeting golfers in Forsyth and Hall counties

Thieves targeting golfers in Forsyth and Hall counties

Unsuspecting golfers became victims of theft on courses in Forsyth and Hall counties, Channel 2 Action News reported Tuesday.

Criminals grabbed purses, even wedding rings, from golfers when they turned their backs, according to the news station.

Police said a ring of brazen thieves targeted golfers at a course in Forsyth and two others in Hall.

One suspect has been arrested, but several others are still out there, police told Channel 2.

Terri Chandler was golfing in Hall County when she discovered her purse with credit cards, keys, phone and her wedding ring missing.

“It’s unnerving someone would be that bold,” she told Channel 2.

There have been at least five victims of golf course thefts in Hall and Forsyth counties, an Oakwood police investigator told Channel 2.

“At one of the golf courses, the suspect actually went and grabbed the purse from the buggy, and one of the witnesses tried to stop the perp and they just took off running to the car,” Oakwood police Sgt. Danny Sridej said.

Police caught Thomas Sebrell, 64, who police said used a golfer’s stolen credit card to buy a PlayStation, an Xbox and a widescreen TV, according to Channel 2.

Chandler said she hopes police nab the other suspected thieves.

“I may never retrieve my things,” Chandler said, “but I don’t want them to continue victimizing people.”

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