A takeaway, and thieves did just that
BRUNSWICK HEADS locals used to leave their homes and cars unlocked, recalls KC's Takeaway owner Leon Reid.
“But Brunswick Heads has changed,” Mr Reid said after a heavy table and chair set was stolen from the front of his Tweed Street shop a week ago.
Mr Reid said he had just given the bench set a 'lick of paint and tightened the nuts and bolts', possibly making it more attractive to thieves.
“It would have taken three men to lift it,” Mr Reid said.
“They would have needed a ute or a small truck to carry it away.”
Mr Reid, who has lived in Brunswick for nine years and has run the takeaway shop for three, said this was the second bench set stolen from the shop this year.
“Elderly locals tell us these benches have been parked, unsecured, at the front of our shop for at least 15 years without incident,” Mr Reid said.
“I think it's a sign that Brunswick has changed. People just aren't taking responsibility for their actions.
“What upsets me most is that our shop is an unofficial bus stop for local school kids, and more importantly a bus stop for some of our disabled residents.”
Mr Reid called for the thieves to return the table set.
“We'd just like to get them back,” he said.
“Just return them, no questions asked.
“It's not the financial value of them. It's the principle of it.
“It's more what they symbolise to Brunswick.”