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Golf Pro’s Clubs, Other Property Stolen After Suburban Charity Event

Stolen Golf Clubs

Someone stole Ricky Barnes’ golf clubs and other property after a charity event in Olympia Fields. (Credit: Ricky Barnes)

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OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (CBS) — Police are on the lookout for a thief who robbed a golf pro, who was the guest of honor at an Olympia Fields charity event on Monday.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Lisa Fielding reports, Ricky Barnes was at the Olympia Fields Country Club, in the 2800 block of Country Club Drive in the southern suburb, for the Middle Market Open National Kidney Foundation.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Lisa Fielding reports

About 4 p.m., Barnes put his golf bag in the trunk of his rental car and locked it. When he returned about 25 minutes later, the golf bag and several other items were missing.

Inside the bag were 14 clubs, valued at $3,500, his wallet, and a Chrome Breitling Bentley watch worth about $8,000.

Cook County Sheriff’s detectives canvassed the area, conducted interviews and are reviewing video surveillance. Barnes’ name is clearly marked on the golf bag, according to published reports.

An immediate alert was sent to law enforcement agencies across the area to watch for the stolen items. Anyone with information should call sheriff’s detectives at (708) 865-4896.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.