Grinch strikes Bassendean


The red pillar-box was stolen from the Saint Vincent De Paul Society shop on Old Perth Road.
The red pillar-box was stolen from the Saint Vincent De Paul Society shop on Old Perth Road.

THE “Grinch” who stole Christmas might be behind the theft of an old-fashion red pillar-box being used as a Santa letter-box in Bassendean this morning.

The pillar-box, a part of the Town’s Living Advent Calendar was stolen from the Saint Vincent De Paul Society shop on Old Perth Road.

Twenty-four businesses are taking part in the event which allows them to offers specials on their allocated day in December while the pillar-box gave children the opportunity to write letters to Santa.

Mayor John Gangell said he was disappointed with the person or people involved in the act of stealing the pillar-box and hoped it would be found soon.

He said he believed the last sighting of it was this morning around 1am.

The incident has been reported to police and anyone with information is urged contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.