OAKLAND -- Burglars stole a city of Oakland pickup truck and smashed it into the front entrance of the Montclair Golf Course clubhouse early Aug. 6, then stole tens of thousands of dollars' worth of clubs, bags and clothing from the pro shop, police said.

The thieves returned later in the truck and tried to take the ATM but were unsuccessful. The burglary at the golf course on Monterey Boulevard, below Highway 13 in the Oakland hills, was reported about 5:40 a.m., police said.

Video recovered by police investigators showed the white Ford pickup truck -- assigned to the Public Works Agency's Parks and Building Division -- smashing into the front entrance and three suspects running inside and loading the truck with merchandise.

Employees at the Joaquin Miller maintenance facility in the park by the same name discovered the truck was missing when they arrived to work about 7 a.m. Aug. 6, authorities said.

The truck was found about 8:40 a.m. parked in the 6100 block of Hillmont Drive near the Seminary Avenue exit from Highway 13.

The owner of the pro shop declined to comment.

Staff writer Kristin J. Bender contributed to this report.



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