Shovel-wielding thieve(s) stole produce from a private garden on Charlotte Street in Crofton overnight Thursday or in the wee hours of Friday while the home’s residents slept.
Entire plants were dug out of the backyard garden leaving gaping holes in the homeowner’s beloved plot. Lost are a pumpkin plant, squash plant, beets, a lettuce plant, multiple bean plants, along with fennel, carrot, strawberry plants, and a tiger Lilly. A tomato was plucked but dropped in the lane while the ne’er-do-well(s) escaped.
Those with information about this or who have noticed a neighbour who suddenly has a well-established vegetable garden, please contact the North Cowichan RCMP at 250-748-5522 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).