MALLABULA Panthers Rugby League Club was deeply upset recently when they discovered that their recycling cage had been cut open and most of the bottles and cans taken. Three of their wheelie bins were also missing.
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By going public on social media, the Club was heartened by the response.
Information flooded in which could lead to the identification of the culprits.
Tip-offs by active social media goers were alleging three hooded teenagers were seen wheeling bins past the CCTV cameras at the Kooindah Centre.
The social media comments continued at the same trio was observed feeding cans and bottles into the recycling facility in the Coles carpark.
Could a simple check of the print-out duplicate give the precise time? Could CCTV vision from Coles around that time and an examination of the till- tape be enough to identify them?
Meanwhile, Our local Lions Club is having problems of its own as one member explains, “We used to get around $750 from our ‘Cash a Can’ initiative each year but it’s hardly worthwhile anymore.”
“The recycling centre took away a lot of our business and thieves stealing cans from our collection bin have been a problem,” he added.
“It’s so bad that we check the bin regularly and remove any cans before the thieves get to them,” he stated.
“If our cash flow from our fundraising efforts drops it means that we can do less for the genuine needy and the wider community,” he said.