Bonsai Bandits

Glen Waverley police are appealing for information after two men stole fifteen thousand dollars’ worth of Bonsai plants from a nursery in September.

Officers believe the two men entered the open-air business on Springvale Road Glen Waverley in the early hours of Monday 19 September between 1-3am.

Once inside the fenced off nursery it is believed the pair removed up to 21 miniature trees from their pots, put them in bags and transferred the loot into a silver VY Holden Commodore sedan.

At times on CCTV it appears the two men are almost crawling around the yard to stay out of view of the cameras.

The stolen Bonsai’s, which are valued at $15,000, all varied in size.

Police have released images and CCTV of the men and car in the hope it will assist the investigation.

The first man is described as Caucasian in appearance, with a thin build and long black hair. He was wearing a black cap, a leather jacket over a what appears a black hooded top, black pants and thin necklace

The second man was wearing a raincoat, dark pants and was carrying a black backpack.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or with information about the identity of the men involved is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.auExternal Link.

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