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Brazen thieves steal garden plants

BY SARAH CODDINGTON
Last updated 05:00 28/01/2010

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A Glenfield couple want to know who stole their plants.

The couple, who do not wish to be named, had about $500 worth of plants stolen from their front garden.

"We are at the end of a cul-de-sac and we just wanted to make the area a beautiful place for people to look at and then some people ruin it for everyone," says the woman.

The incident was reported to the Glenfield police and they suggested asking other neighbours if anything similar had happened to them.

So far no one the couple asked has had the same experience.

Both enjoy gardening and the husband is injured at the moment so he likes to get out in the garden as much as he is able.

They are upset and have put up a sign asking people to ask for seedlings instead of stealing plants.

"Now all that remains are rocks and a few plants which they probably couldn't dig up, along with a few old dying bromeliad and weeds.

"I hope these individuals are proud of themselves," says the woman.

The couple have decided not to replant because they cannot bear the thought of it happening again.

"We've spent enough time and money," she says.

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