Flower Thieves Caught on Camera

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Two thieves bring a wheel barrow and shovels to steal bougainvillea plants.
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September 15 at 5am, two thieves came with a wheelbarrow and two shovels and dug up two bougainvillea plants. This is on Camino Corto in Isla Vista.

The theft was recorded on video and a police report is being filed. If you or anyone you know is receiving bougainvillea plants from an unknown origin, please contact the SB Sheriff.

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d8vanilla Sep 17, 2021 11:39 AM
Flower Thieves Caught on Camera

When my neighbor was shredding the large Agave plants, that were next to the sidewalk, I put Vaseline on the tips of the leaves !!! Stopped her from doing that ever again !!! AND, it also stopped the teenagers from shredding the leaves too !! My neighbor finally admitted to doing that, and told me she did it, because she didn't like Agaves....

Byzantium Sep 17, 2021 10:22 AM
Flower Thieves Caught on Camera

They apparently have a very large root network and will send up new invasive plants all over. Agree, the owner should thank the thieves. But chances are a new replacement will quickly sprout from the tap roots left behind. They are lovely in bloom and a nice thorny deterrent as a landscaping barrier, but make sure you want a long and lasting relationship with them once you plant them.

bonner Sep 17, 2021 08:24 AM
Flower Thieves Caught on Camera

the mystery is WHY...as this plant/vine does not do well transplanted so was the motive to get rid of it?

a-1631887409 Sep 17, 2021 07:03 AM
Flower Thieves Caught on Camera

I have had plants dug up and taken from my front yard. It is an invasion, regardless of how you feel about bougainvilla.

a-1631862445 Sep 17, 2021 12:07 AM
Flower Thieves Caught on Camera

LOL! Bougainvillea, which we used to and do pay people to tame and control. Ha ha ha! Want some nice plants and palm trees? Come and get them, I have no cameras!

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