A HELL of a mess made by a group of vandals at the Gemfields Clay Target and Rifle Clubhouse has left club members all fired up.
The club's Robert Cross said he was disgusted with the damage the vandals made after they broke in on New Year's Day and trashed the club.
"They made a hell of a mess," Cross said.
"You name it, it's everywhere."
Sauces and raw eggs were smeared over the walls and fixtures, glass doors and display cases were smashed and money and alcohol stolen in what police officers describe as a bizarre "food fight causing untold wanton destruction".
Anakie officer-in-charge Sergeant Brad Cowell said the offenders broke into the clubhouse on Vine Tree Rd off the Capricorn Hwy early on Tuesday night, targeting the cash and booze before cruelly redecorating the isolated facility.
"We caught them in the act. I live 600m from the gun club and can see there," Cross said.
"We noticed lights on in the gun club and assumed a member was there."
But after hours passed with lights still on, they asked Cross's father to turn lights off as he drove past.
"As he put the key in the door the lights suddenly went off," Cross said.
"They ran out the other door. He opened the door and there was food damage, s*** everywhere."
Sgt Cowell described the act as senseless and mindless destruction, estimating the damages bill to be about $5000.
"We just can't fathom the mentality of this kind of person," Sgt Cowell said.
"Seeing the people cleaning it up, it just must break their hearts... the waste, the financial cost and the labour that must now go into fixing it."
Cross said it took seven adults five hours on Wednesday to clean up.
No guns were kept on the premises.
If you have information on the break-in, call Anakie police on 4985 4200, Emerald on 4983 8100 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
"Police expect to lay charges soon and it would go well for them to come to police before police come to them," Sgt Cowell said.
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