Let­ter­box theft leaves Boor­a­goon res­i­dent be­mused

Melville Times - - Front Page -

CHAD Beins did not mind peo­ple tak­ing items from his verge col­lec­tion, but he was stunned when thieves stole his let­ter­box.

The Boor­a­goon res­i­dent was work­ing in his front gar­den on Oc­to­ber 21 when he no­ticed the miss­ing box.

“I was work­ing in my boat out the front and then I screamed out that it’s gone,” he said.

“My fam­ily had put out the rub­bish on Sat­ur­day close to the let­ter­box, but there is no way you could have mis­taken it for trash.

“It was a con­crete let­ter­box, so it would have taken a fair bit of ef­fort to remove. I think it would have taken two strong peo­ple.”

Mr Beins said he had no is­sue with the City of Melville’s bulk verge col­lec­tion sys­tem.

“It gives peo­ple a chance to rum­mage through items. I un­der­stand that one man’s trea­sure is an­other man’s pain,” he said.

“My fam­ily laughed when it hap­pened and I can see the lighter side of the sit­u­a­tion, although I was ir­ri­tated at first. We’ve bought a cheap let­ter­box for the mo­ment, although I think it looks al­right.”

Pic­ture: Aaron Cor­lett

Boor­a­goon res­i­dent Chad Beins had his let­ter­box stolen dur­ing the City of Melville’s verge col­lec­tion.

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