Police are looking for a green-thumbed thief who appears to have a serious case of garden envy.
The male thief has stolen plants from the front garden of a Conder home four times in the past four months, with the plants having a total value of $1,000.
His furtive night-time raids have been caught on camera with ACT Policing releasing CCTV footage of the thefts.
The thief appears to have a penchant for pretty flowers, stealing a total of seven camellia plants, five viburnums and 11 obelia plants.
Police say the man committed his first offence on May 22 when he stole two camellia plants, three viburnums and seven obelia plants from the Conder yard.
The next garden raid occurred sometime between 5.30 am and 8 am on June 6, when the man returned to the property and stole three camellia plants.
He returned to the garden again on July 11 and stole a further two camellia plants and four obelia plants.
The man’s most recent theft occurred about 2.10 am on July 30, when he again returned to the property and stole two viburnums.
Police are urging anyone who has information that could assist police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously but please quote reference 6134821.
Below is the CCTV footage released by police.