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Glen Iris Grinch robs residents

Heartless thieves have robbed a mecwacare community housing site in Glen Iris, stealing shrubs and bushes from a newly planted native garden not once, but twice.

mecwacare Chief Executive Michele Lewis said the theft was extremely disappointing.

“It’s thoughtless behaviour,” she said. “We are a not-for-profit organisation and they have stolen from vulnerable people.”

Incredibly, when the stolen plants were replaced, thieves struck again.

The $3000 project was funded by the Communities Environment Program, supported by local Katie Allen MP

The garden was intended to enhance the ecosystem, provide a natural habitat for animals and birds and improve the environment for tenants such as Carolyn, pictured.