I am the Club Secretary at the Gentleman & Lady Archers of Darlington. Earlier this week our club was burgled and a significant amount of our equipment was taken.
Darlington Police have suggested that we circulate a list of the stolen items to all archery associations to let them know what was taken and ask them to be vigilant and let us know so they can be aware of the theft should they be offered any of these items.
Attached is a list of the gear and I would very much appreciate it if you could let your member clubs know the situation. I know this may be a long shot but please feel free to forward my email address to the clubs so they can contact me if they think they might have any information which may help.
The Gentleman & Lady Archers of Darlington
The contents of the pack contained the following items:
SF Elite Fibre Foam Limbs (see sf limbs.jpg for image of what these look like)
Fast Flight plus string with nocking point
Hoyt super pro arrow rest
8x Easton Platinum plus arrows
Cartel K sight
Cartel triple pressure button
A&F leather platform tab
Cartel lite deluxe quiver
Cartel carbon longrod
Negrini hard case (swapped for a backpack)
Hunter finger sling
Cartel Midas RX-105 bow stand (black carbon fibre look)
The handle in the black backpack was a right-hand Hoyt Horizon Riser (Matte black in colour) serial number 867461.
The handle in the red backpack was a left-hand SF Forged+ Riser (Metallic red in colour) serial number unknown if it had one. See SF forged.jpg for image.
The handle in the silver backpack was a right-hand Cartel Fantom Riser (Metallic silver in colour) serial number unknown if it had one. At the time of the burglary, I had this riser at home with one of the SF limbs as it was jammed in the riser at the weekend and I took it home to fix. So the riser and one of the limbs was missing from the silver backpack.
The Samick Agulla bow set was slightly different to the others. It was stored in a Negrini hard case (the type shown in the hoyt horizon image). Colour wise the look at the right hand image in the samick agulla riser image (red/pink/purple). The bow stand for this set is still in our freight container. This set also contained an extender, v bar and side rods to match the standard Cartel carbon long rod.
Arrows – Each set contained 8x Easton Platinum plus arrows
The flights on the arrows in the Hoyt Horizon Riser set are 2x Purple and 1x Green with a Green nock in the end.
The flights on the arrows in the SF Forged+ Riser set are 2x Purple and 1x Yellow with a Green nock in the end.
The flights on the arrows in the Cartel Fantom Riser set are 2x Green and 1x Yellow with a Green nock in the end.
The flights on the arrows in the Samick Agulla Riser set are 2x Purple and 1x White with a White nock in the end.
The Compound bow was a Mission Menace (see image) in bright blue. This was stored in a marge camoflage hard case. There were no arrows in this case.
Our coal scuttle containing various sets of arrows was taken but I can’t give details of the various types of arrows, too many to mention.
Backstop netting. Three pieces were taken. One was white around 3m square. The other two were around 3m x 5m or 6m wide. These were a grubby beige (had been white at some point.
I have no details on the make, model etc for the metal detector that was taken.
5 bow sets around £2,300.
Arrows around £500.
Backstop netting around £300.
Metal detector £100.
Hope this helps.
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