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.READ MORE: South Shore Woman Sees Police Activity After Shooting Leaves Man Dead, Only To Find Out It Was Her Own Beloved Brother
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.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Patchy Frost Well Inland
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.MORE NEWS: Constituent Says She And Others Were Kicked Out Virtual Meeting With Embattled Ald. Jim Gardiner, And Alderman Isn't Providing Answers
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.