Thieves pinch flowers planted for a cause

At least 34 flowers have been stolen from Phillips Gardens across the months of November and December, with the latest theft seeing at least 10 flowers taken just prior to Christmas.

Phillips Gardens once again fell victim to vandalism in the lead-up to Christmas, with at least 10 flowers stolen from a flower bed.

For the second time in as many months, Phillips Gardens has been targeted by vandals, with some 34 flowers reportedly stolen across both incidents.

The initial incident saw flowers stolen from a display set to raise awareness for family violence, with the most recent theft targeting a standard flower bed.

The latest incident is believed to have taken place late Sunday, December 23 or early Monday morning, with at least 10 red and white petunias and alyssums reported stolen.

Central Goldfields Shire chief administrator Noel Harvey described both incidents as “disappointing”.

“It is really disappointing to see a significant number of plants are missing from Phillips Gardens,” he said.

For more on this story see Page 2 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, January 8

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