Tribute to grandma uprooted

A YOUNG woman's tribute to her elderly grandmother was desecrated in a shameful theft in West Ipswich on Sunday night.

Romy Weir, 22, was left $1000 after her grandma moved into a nursing home recently but instead of blowing the cash Ms Weir decided to invest the money into planting a hedge row in honour of her “ma”.

But when she left the house early Monday morning, rows of baby plants bedded just days before, were gone.

Almost thirty plants had been stolen.

“I just cannot believe it, I am beside myself,” Ms Weir said.

“I cannot imagine anyone who would do that.”

Plants to the value of $800 were taken while the rest of the money had been spent hiring a gardener to do the work.

A string of empty holes now lines the wall of the family home where Ms Weir had been standing every dusk watering the fledgling plants.

“We decided to do something with the money that would always be there,” she said.

“But we came out at about 5.45am this morning and that was it, they were gone.”

Ms Weir said her mother was devastated by the news.

“She had already told my grandma that we had put them in,” she said.

“She is not going to tell her they are gone.”

Ms Weir warned her neighbours about the raid.

“Hopefully they do not come back,” she said.

  • Anyone with information that could help police should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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