Oct 12, 2010
Green-Thumb Thieves Hit Garden CenterSource: WKYT News

An employee at Central Kentucky’s Springhouse Gardens walked in on two burglars helping themselves to plants and products, reports WKYT’s Angela Beavin.

From the products and expensive plants missing, owner Richard Weber says the thieves knew what they were looking for inside the garden center. Weber says someone who knows a bit about landscaping took the stolen goods. Missing plants include : boxwoods, laurels and Japanese maples, and range in price from $25 to $1,000.

The employee at the garden center who witnessed the crime saw a man hopping over the fence to get in a pick-up truck full of Springhouse’s merchandise.

“It’s possibly an easy way to make some money if you sell a job and you don’t have to pay for the material you’re selling,” Weber says. Hesitant to add a taller fence around the property, Weber realizes he may have to for better security.


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