NOT ON: Sue Riley had to replace her wheelbarrow which was stolen from the Tropical Paradise Nursery. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
NOT ON: Sue Riley had to replace her wheelbarrow which was stolen from the Tropical Paradise Nursery. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

Thieves steal wheelbarrow but leave the dirt

STOLEN goods have left the owners of Tropical Paradise on Lovers Walk Nursery scratching their heads after arriving to find a mound of dirt on Wednesday morning.

Susan Riley said she was shocked and a little confused after opening the doors to find one of the nurseries wheelbarrows had been stolen and the soil which was in it lay in its place.

"At first we thought it was so strange - why would someone come into the nursery and take a wheelbarrow," she said.

"Then we noticed a hammer drill was also taken.

"We looked for wheelbarrow tyre marks but couldn't locate them."

Mrs Riley said she had bought the wheelbarrow recently and it was an expensive brand.

"There were three wheel barrows together and they had to empty the one they took which was the one that cost the most," she said.

"This makes me think they had some idea of what they were doing.

"But I still think it's a little strange."

She said the wheelbarrow was taken from the business sometime between Tuesday 4pm and Wednesday 6am and it had been reported to the police.

Anyone with information should contact Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.



This man could help break and enter investigation

This man could help break and enter investigation

The man is about 30 years old with a light brown complexion

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