Plants stolen from roundabouts

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Plants worth hundreds of dollars have been ripped-up and stolen from traffic islands and verges around Broome.

The most expensive colourful and expensive varieties have been targeted including Sturt’s Desert Peas, Crotons, Cycads, Sunees, Cupheas and Agaves.

They were planted by Shire of Broome parks and gardens staff to beautify streetscapes that are now littered with empty holes.

About 20 plants with a replacement cost of about $800 have gone missing, leaving baron areas of landscaping meant for the community.

Broome Shire President Harold Tracey said the thefts were disappointing and ended up costing the community and ratepayers.

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