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.