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Thieves steal bonsai plants worth thousands of dollars from Darwin nursery

Bonsai trees, similar to these pictured, were stolen from a Berrimah nursery. Photo: NT Police
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Police are calling for witnesses after thieves made off with thousands of dollars worth of bonsai plants and pots during a raid on a Darwin nursery.

Officers were called to the Berrimah property at 10.30pm on Saturday after remote surveillance technology captured two people entering the site.

It is alleged they stole $5000 worth of pots and bonsai plants, some of which were at least a decade old.

Investigations are continuing.

One male was seen on CCTV with his face wrapped in a T-shirt and wearing what appeared to be gloves and work boots.

It is believed the two offenders entered the property through the fence line fronting Lagoon Road, then carried the plants and pots to a nearby vehicle.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen something, or anyone who has information about the stolen items is urged to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Earlier this week, news emerged of seven bonsai trees, including one more than 400 years old, that were stolen from a Japanese couple in January.

The owners placed care instructions on social media for the thieves to look after the plants.

Collectively the plants are worth at least $165,000.

ABC

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