Coolbellup man hopes CCTV footage can catch garden statue thieves


The CCTV footage of the men and the vehicles involved in the theft.

The CCTV footage of the men and the vehicles involved in the theft.

The CCTV footage of the men and the vehicles involved in the theft.

The CCTV footage of the men and the vehicles involved in the theft.
The CCTV footage of the men and the vehicles involved in the theft. The CCTV footage of the men and the vehicles involved in the theft. The CCTV footage of the men and the vehicles involved in the theft. The CCTV footage of the men and the vehicles involved in the theft.

COOLBELLUP resident Henry Triplett is hoping images obtained on CCTV footage of his concrete storks, deer and swan planters being stolen from his front yard will help police with their investigation.

Mr Triplett, who lives on Winterfold Road, said he was shocked to see his concrete statues missing from his garden when he awoke on Monday, October 23.

“Footage shows it happened early Sunday morning, October 22, at around 2.10am,” he said.

“These were not small items and were cemented in place which, to my surprise, had little impact on preventing the theft.

“I would dearly like these people caught and my items returned as some are pretty much antiques and irreplaceable.”

Footage of the incident captured by Mr Triplett and given to Murdoch Police showed two vehicles parked at the front of Mr Triplett’s home.

“I am guessing the offenders are close,” he said.

“They stole the two storks, the deer and the swan planter then they disappeared and returned with two vehicles within 20 minutes.”

The incident has been reported to Murdoch Police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.