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Wimbledon: Anyone For Thieving?

by | 27th, June 2007

CALL in Columbo! Even better, get wine-soaked DCI Tom Barnaby from Midsomer Murders. Something is afoot at the All-England club.

According to the Mail, there is a thief stalking the Wimbledon locker rooms and he or she may even be a player or a coach! TV scriptwriters get typing….

So far, a number of players have had cash and valuables go missing from changing areas in the run-up to the famous competition, with Jamie Murray, brother of crocked Scots star Andy, having money and his mobile phone stolen at the Artois Championships at the Queen’s Club.

Last year’s semi-finalist, Jonas Bjorkman, has had his wallet stolen twice on the tour this year and he’s rather unhappy. Says he: “The ATP are deciding whether it is necessary to put cameras in dressing rooms. This year the problem has been extremely bad. In some tournaments there are up to 128 players and if the guard sees someone going around picking up things in racquet bags, it is hard for them to understand whose the racquet bag is. “

Cameras in dressing rooms, eh? I can see the headlines already…

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