Copper Guttering Goes From Gardens
Copper down pipes and spouting, worth about $1000, have been
stolen from two buildings in the Christchurch Botanic
Early Monday morning all the copper down pipes on
the Gardens Café were taken along with some of the spouting.
The same night four copper down pipes were taken from the
Curator's House Restaurant building.
Police have been
informed and the Christchurch City Council's Parks Unit has
alerted all major city scrap dealers.
The Unit's garden
parks team leader, Warwick Scadden, said the theft was a
real concern and was another act of vandalism in the
He said the thieves would have used a vehicle to
cart away the copper guttering and they knew precisely what
"It is particularly disappointing to lose the
copper of the restaurant as it is an historic building and
recently been restored," Mr. Scadden said.
information: Warwick Scadden: 371 1637.
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