Thief scales wire fence
THE thief could have scaled the 1.8-metre barbed-wire fence and used a ladder to cart stolen goods back over to the other side.
This is how St Vincent De Paul Yeppoon manager Colleen Bignell reckons the charity store fell victim to theft between Saturday, April 9, and Monday.
The intruder got away with a Honda Brushcutter, a Talon Tuff petrol-powered blower vacuum and a five-litre petrol can from the store’s garden shed.
Colleen said garden tools were used by St Brendan’s College students and St Vincent de Paul members to tend the lawns of elderly people and those who were unable to mow their own grass.
“They didn’t take the mower, probably because they couldn’t get it over the barbed-wire fence,” she said.
Colleen said the high fence had four rows of barbs and there were also lights to deter potential thieves.
They also have security inside the store.
“You would think that would keep them out,” Colleen said.
Yeppoon police are investigating and have asked anyone with information to contact them anonymously on 4939 000 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.