Someone stole a uniquely designed light fixture from the front veranda of The Cottage restaurant in Scone over the weekend, adding to a list of long things stolen from the small local business, including doormats and an entire garden hedge.
While the thief might have thought the fixture could look great in his home, he will have to order parts from the manufacturers in London for it to work.
Colin Selwood, owner and chef of The Cottage, is exacerbated by the ongoing thefts and urged the last thief to return the fixture, no questions asked.
âOne year, we had just planted the hedge and we had the floods. There was a massive downpour as a summer storm came and after that the ground was nice and wet and easily dug up and they took out the whole hedge, âsaid Mr. Selwood.
The Cottage has CCTV, but the thief was not captured in the footage. Mr Selwood said he just wanted the person who picked him up to leave him at the front door.
“It’s like a galvanized pewter shade, we haven’t had to replace one of them before and the architect chose some expensive items so we can’t get a copy or whatever. whether it’s because there aren’t any, âsaid Selwood.
âI didn’t bother to report it to the police, they can’t do anything at all. . . the camera is not facing the light, âhe says.
“There were cops everywhere for the Scone Cup but who knows what time it happened because we were there until midnight so it could have been at two in the morning,” he said. .
âTo the person who took it, it is of no use to you unless you contact the London company it was purchased from to collect the part you left,â Mr Selwood said.
Keywords: lighting, Le Cottage