Sick Beechboro resident hit by multiple thefts

Julie Main has been the victim of theft and vandalism. Photo: Andrew Ritchie
Julie Main has been the victim of theft and vandalism. Photo: Andrew Ritchie

JULIE Main is tough – she has had to be to endure what the past 17 months have dished up.

The 63-year-old lost her Lockridge home to fire in December 2015, and six months later she was diagnosed with liver cancer.

Ms Main first noticed her health wasn’t what it should have been in February last year, and in June a biopsy confirmed her worst fears.

If all that wasn’t bad enough, opportunistic thieves have been preying on her – stealing clothing stock the former market worker had stored at the Lockridge property.

“The last five weeks they’ve been going on my property, using bolt cutters to cut the locks I put on the front off,” Ms Main said.

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“They were stealing stuff off the back verandah to begin with.

“I was in hospital early last week and they smashed windows on the two vans on the property, which had stock in them.

“One of them had a toolkit, travel battery, aluminium toolboxes, my pushbike.

“They half-emptied my trailer out.”

Ms Main (63) is spending $500 a month on medication, and said she could have sold off the clothing and accessories to help pay for treatment.

Officer in charge at Kiara Police Station Mark Stoneman said four reported incidents had been investigated but no charges had been laid.

“It would be lovely if someone could help her and provide her with a bit more security with that property,” Senior Sergeant Stoneman said.

Ms Main said the experience had been an unnecessary distraction when she should be focused on getting well.

“I don’t need all this stress,” she said.

“It’s dragging me down.

“Other people must know who they are and what they’ve been up to.”

Anyone with any information can call Kiara Police on 9376 7000.