Cafe owner left 'heartbroken' over stolen, dumped property
CREATING a garden cafe was Helen Grant's way of expanding the Boyne Island Motel and Villas --- but now the lack of respect for her property has left her heartbroken.
Last night three of her cafe chairs (style pictured) were stolen, and it's not the first time it has happened.
She keeps her chairs stacked, away from the road every night, yet still revelers steal and dump them.
Helen and Dick Grant opened BIMs Garden Cafe in November across the road from the Boyne Island beach.
"It's happened since the start of December since the school holidays started."
In December one of her chairs was found in floating in the river, and another dumped in a park bush.
She believes one of the chairs stolen last night was dumped at the mouth of the Boyne river.
"I'm not happy. I've spent money to do up this motel and the cafe yet people just don't care.
"It's heartbreaking, there's just no respect," she said.
Because of the monetary value of the chairs Mrs Grant decided not to report the theft to police.
Instead she will reconsider the security in place at the motel.
"I understand it is minor and the monetary value isn't much but it's just money we'd rather not spend on damaged furniture because people just have no respect."
If you see the chairs in the Boyne Island or Tannum Sands region phone Helen on 4973 7444.
Helen Grant talks about her new cafe in November 2015: