Front house manager Scot Kile with the Left Bank Restaurant on North George Street in York reported to police Tuesday that potted plants outside the restaurant had been stolen — twice.
Kile said the restaurant had four large cement urns in front of the building in which he planted tropical chartreuse. Each plant cost about $15, he said.
The first set of plants went missing June 6, the night after they had been planted, Kile said. They were pulled right out of the urns.
He went out and bought more, planted them back in the pots and within a week, they were gone again.
“They were very clean about it, probably putting them in a box or something, because there wasn’t even any dirt on the ground,” Kile said.
Kile filed a report with York City Police, who are looking into surveillance footage from a neighborhood business.
Kile has since bought ornimental red grass, hoping no one has any interest in stealing that. He estimates he’s spent about $130 on plants since the thefts first began.
Anyone with information on the thefts is asked to call York City Police at 717-846-1234.