Lost memories

by admin on July 18th, 2018

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GONE: Residents in Oxley Park have reported a spike in thefts. Ian Sutton has had four separate incidents in the past six weeks. Picture: Isabella LettiniRESIDENTS of a street in Oxley Park say there’s something strange afootin their front gardens.
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Homes in Adelaide Street have been raided for garden ornaments and plants over the past six weeks.

Ian Sutton has lived in the suburb for 30 years and said he has been the victim of four separate instances of theft in recent weeks, with several sentimental garden ornaments taken.

“My wife passed away 18 months ago and most of the knick-knacks and ornaments were hers,” he told the Star.

“People might say it’s just a statue but there’s a lot of memories and sentimental value that’s been lost.”

The 73-year-old has moved the remaining ornaments elsewherefor safe keeping. He has also installed movement sensorlightsand an electric wire fence around his garden.

“These people come around at 2am when no one is awake. What can you do to stop them?”

Mr Sutton is not the only one to have been on the receiving end of shady behaviour in the streetof late.

Single mother Fiona Gilmour said she was startled when she found two hooded figures standing in her front yard about two months ago.

“It was about 9.30pm and my dog Harry was barking at the front door,” she said. “I came outside and there was a man and a woman standing near my car.

“I asked what they were doing and they said they were,‘looking for Jimmy’. I told them there’s no Jimmy here.”

Ms Gilmour said the pair argued with her for a short time before leaving her property.

“There’s definitely been some weird stuff going on in our street.”

Barry Vincent fromSt Marys Local Area Commandsaid police have noted“an increase in stealings and break-ins” inthe Oxley Park area.He said police arepatrolling the area in a bid to identify perpetrators.

“We would advise home owners to take precautions withproperty left out in the open,” he said.

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