I have heard quite a few stories about plants being stolen from gardens around the suburbs. One story was artificial grass taken from a front yard ($1500 worth)!
Plants cost a lot of money and for some of us our garden is our pride and joy.
A few years back we had 8 conifers stolen from our driveway.
It must have happened during the night. Next morning they were gone. No mess.
My opinion is that professionals (ie landscapers) are doing the deed…
I hope they catch the scumbags! Anyone know of them being caught!