Hunt is on for Mt Helena rose bush thief


The holes left were Sue Cooper’s remembrance rose bushes were planted. Picture: David Baylis
The holes left were Sue Cooper’s remembrance rose bushes were planted. Picture: David Baylis

A SPATE of overnight thefts from gardens in recent weeks has alarmed residents in Mt Helena.

Sue Cooper said two rose bushes planted in remembrance of husband and given by her son had been in the ground for only a year.

“I was devastated when I saw they were missing, I thought I was seeing things and I went next door to ask my neighbour if he had seen anything,” she said.

The holes left were Sue Cooper’s remembrance rose bushes were planted. Picture: David Baylis.

“The rose bushes were doing really well and had just been pruned,” she said.

A few streets away, Lisa Bailey noticed wire fencing pushed down and two bushes missing from her garden.

Her husband Larry said the plants were clearly visible on their security camera the night before they were taken.