Wendy Wildman from Tannum Mowers Centre holds what's left of her door handle after theives broke into her shop. Photo Declan Cooley / The Observer
Wendy Wildman from Tannum Mowers Centre holds what's left of her door handle after theives broke into her shop. Photo Declan Cooley / The Observer Declan Cooley

Thieves try to steal pig's ears and dog food

THIEVES who broke into the Tannum Mowers Centre tried to make off with pig's ears and dog food despite the shop being filled with thousands of dollars-worth of lawn mowing equipment.

It's understood two men broke into the shop on Steel St at Tannum Sands in the early hours of Monday morning but were spooked when a man walking home from the pub caught them in the act.

Startled, one man fled into the bush alongside Tannum Sands Rd and moments later, another man driving a white ute sped off down the St.

The owner of the Tannum Mowers Centre Wendy Wildman couldn't understand why the thieves had gone after the pig's ears.

"They knew what they were doing but it didn't make any sense," she said.

"Why would they take this stuff," she said, pointing to the pig's ears, dog biscuits, pet toys and fertiliser sitting on a shelf.

Ms Wildman and her husband Brad were away at their son's wedding in Victoria at the time of the break-in, which has raised their suspicions as to who the culprits were.

"They must have known that we were going away," she said.

She said it appeared nothing was stolen from the shop.

"It's pretty annoying," she said.

"We work our butts off and these people think they can come in and take our money.

"It's not easy trying to make a dollar," she said.

Police are appealing for information and the investigation is continuing.



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