Charges laid for stolen plants

2019-11-12 06:00

On Wednesday 30 October at 10:56, three women were caught on a neighbourhood watch (NHW) camera pulling a plant out of the Silvermine Wetlands and taking it to their car.

The car was a black Volvo hatchback with a learner driver sign in the left back window. They also had a good look at the Milkwoods that had been planted in memory of people before exiting to Fish Hoek at the Pipe Bridge.

To those ladies, I assume you have children, because of the L plate. Is this how you set an example to your children? Committing theft when we are all worried about the increase in crime? I also assume that by driving a Volvo you could afford to buy your own plants and not steal from a nature area. Unfortunately, we were not able to see your registration plate, so you got away with it. Shame on you!

The same day, our Milkwoods were also spotted, on camera, being removed – a case has been made for the theft of Milkwoods from a nature area. We will not hesitate to lay further charges if any crime is picked up on the cameras.

Terry Rothwell, Riverine Rovers chair
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