The theft took place on July 2 during pouring rain. It took just 20 minutes for a man to move the plants – which had been pre-dug and destined for relocation – to his car.
A man living at the house, who didn’t want his name published, said it was frustrating to think someone could take so many plants without asking.
‘If the person had come to the door and asked I probably would have said take a couple,’ he said.
‘But they were destined for somebody else who was doing an extensive amount of work and I was just trying to help them out.
‘I wasn’t making a dollar out of them. I like to help people.’
What the thief must have missed was the security cameras capturing his every move. The footage has since been passed on to police.
‘The message is that I have reported it to police and the police have pictures and it is an ongoing case,’ he said.
‘I just want the person to know they’ve done wrong.
‘I think it’s up to him (whether he returns the plants or not). I’m not trying to run him into the ground or anything like that but they were destined for somebody else.’